Leprosy doctor examines patient
Antibiotic treatment pills against leprosy
Close contact of persons affected by leprosy

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 2019

39,149

New leprosy patients detected

22,609

Persons received SDR-PEP

8,478

Persons affected by leprosy trained in self-care

6,352

Health staff trained on leprosy

42,798

People were informed and educated on leprosy to raise awareness

842

Groups and organisations that NLR works with

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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.

Founders of NLR
Ciska Anten and Dick Leiker, the founders of NLR

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.