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A breakthrough for leprosy

News A breakthrough for leprosy 8 May 2018 New evidence for leprosy diagnosis, treatment and prevention has been endorsed last weekend by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It was the first time that formal WHO Guidelines have been issued for leprosy. Most importantly, this is the first time that the WHO formally recommends a method for… Read more > >

Vacancy: Partnership Development Officer

News Vacancy: Partnership Development Officer 27 February 2018 The Organisation Netherlands Leprosy Relief/​Leprastichting is dedicated to control leprosy worldwide and to mitigate its consequences. We are active in 9 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We focus on early detection, treatment to break the chain of infection,… Read more > >

Increasing coverage of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) in India

News Increasing coverage of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) in India 21 October 2016 With the successful implementation of the Leprosy Post Exposure Prophylaxis Project (LPEP) in Dadra & Nagar Haveli in India, NLR is now supporting the Central Leprosy Division (CLD) of the government of India to implement LPEP in 20 states of the… Read more > >

New Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

News New Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy launches to accelerate progress toward a world without leprosy 26 January 2018 Innovation in science offers new opportunities and hope for achieving zero leprosy. The Partnership will coordinate research in new diagnostics, strategies to interrupt transmission,… Read more > >

Netherlands Leprosy Relief and Liliane Foundation expand co-​operation

News Netherlands Leprosy Relief and Liliane Foundation expand co-​operation 12 October 2016 After having cooperated in Mekong region for 3 years, NLR and Liliane Foundation are now extending their co-​operation to Indonesia. In Mekong the co-​operation has led to establishing a new one-​year training for orthopaedic shoemakers, a unique… Read more > >

NLR wins Innovation Award for SkinApp

News NLR wins Innovation Award for SkinApp 20 November 2017 NLR’s SkinApp is one of the award winners for The Spindle Best Idea 2017 at the Fourth Partos Innovation Festival. The €1.000 cash prize was awarded for the best innovative idea of 2017 in a competition for innovative concepts in international development. The Spindle jury… Read more > >

Successful combined approach for leprosy and LF control in Mozambique

News Successful combined approach for leprosy and (LF) control in Mozambique 16 August 2016 Photography: NLR In April 2015 NLR started, in close cooperation with Lepra and the local government, an innovative project in Zambezia province where support to persons affected by leprosy and Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) is combined.… Read more > >

New healthpost in Mirkot (Nepal) after earthquake

News New healthpost in Mirkot (Nepal) after earthquake 13 June 2017 On June 9 2017 the opening ceremony of a new health post in Mirkot in the Nepalese district of Gorkha took place. Reconstruction gift The health post building was constructed with the support of the Netherlands Leprosy Relief in conjunction with the… Read more > >

Involvement of NLR in large scale Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC)-in India

News Involvement of NLR in large scale Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC)-in India 16 August 2016 NLR in India plays a key role in advocating early case detection and promoting intensive case detection towards the government. In 2016 the central leprosy division (CLD) of the government of India has launched a special “Leprosy Case… Read more > >

Skinapp

Skinapp The ‘Skinapp’ is a smartphone app to support peripheral health workers in diagnosing and treating common, NTD and HIV related skin diseases. Skin diseases are highly prevalent while the availability of dermatologists is limited: 10 dermatologists on a population of 27 million people in Mozambique. Many public health centers are run… Read more > >

Jan van Berkel elected as new Chair of Dutch Charity Branch Association Goede Doelen Nederland

News Jan van Berkel elected as new Chair of Dutch Charity Branch Association Goede Doelen Nederland 23 June 2016 On 23 June 2016, the members of Goede Doelen Nederland elected Jan van Berkel, Director of Netherlands Leprosy Relief, as the new Chair of the organization. Goede Doelen Nederland is the branch association of registered charities… Read more > >

European Disability and Development Week

News European Disability and Development Week 03 December 2016 In December 2016, we celebrate an important anniversary: Ten years Convention of the Rights on Persons with Disabilities!Therefore, the first week of December, IDDC and its partners are organising a week of activities dedicated to disability and international cooperation: the… Read more > >

Our Annual Report 2015 is out!

News Our Annual Report 2015 is out! 21 June 2016 What did NLR achieve in 2015? In our Annual Report we present the activities and results of our work in that financial year. This year we are publishing an online version that reads as a magazine, see: http://​annu​al​re​port2015nlr​.org/. If you have questions that are not answered in this… Read more > >

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