NLR is an international Non-Governmental Organisation that has been one of the major change-makers in the fight against leprosy in the past 50 years and into the future until No Leprosy Remains.
Until No Leprosy Remains
We are known as people who keep going until breakthroughs are ready to be implemented. A recent, major breakthrough provides hope: stopping leprosy is within reach. It takes joint effort for the next two decades but we have the ambition to continue until No Leprosy Remains.
What we have achieved in 2021
New leprosy patients detected
Persons received SDR-PEP
Endemic areas with PEP support
Health staff trained on leprosy, prevention of disablities and stigma
Local actors voicing concerns and needs of persons affected by leprosy
Persons affected by leprosy with improved socio-economic situation
The history of NLR
Our founders Mr Dick Leiker and Mrs Ciska Anten founded Netherlands Leprosy Relief on 30 March 1967. Ever since that day, we have been working towards a world free of leprosy and social exclusion due to disabilities. Read what inspired our founders back then, and what inspires us today.
An overview of NLR’s most recent news articles
What we have achieved on a year-by-year basis
Learn more about the supervisory board that oversees NLR
How do we remunerate our Executive Director?
Can your competencies serve the fight against leprosy?
Our international partnerships
Collaboration is vital to keep the fight against leprosy high on the agenda. That’s why we work closely with other organisations and team up in international networks. Find out how our partnerships add up to a single vision: a world free of leprosy and social exclusion due to disabilities.