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 last year

54,699

People received a single dose of rifampicin

7,165

People were trained on Leprosy

694

Self-care groups were supported

36

Disabled people Organisations (DPOs) received assistance

8,810

People were provided with assistive devices

48,176

New leprosy cases diagnosed and treated

1,675

Children received financial support for education

2,041,055

People were informed and educated on leprosy to raise awareness

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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.