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A Social Business Case on Disability Inclusion in Development

3 December 2018 Today is World Disability Day – a great day to celebrate the value of human diversity! That is why the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD) is making a case today for the value of a disability inclusive society, by launching a ‘social business case’. Preventing new cases Over 1 billion people in the world… Read more > >

PEP++: an enhanced regimen for leprosy

25 October 2018 An enhanced regimen as post-​exposure chemoprophylaxis for leprosy: PEP++ is the title of a recently published article on an expert meeting convened by NLR to advise on a combination of available drugs as post-​exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for leprosy. While single dose rifampicin as PEP gives a risk reduction of around 60% when… 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 > >

Municipalities in Nepal and NLR Multiply Funds for Inclusive Development

News Municipalities in Nepal and NLR Multiply Funds for Inclusive Development 20 September 2018 Thanks to NLR Nepal’s continuous efforts, nine municipalities in Province 1 and Province 7, have agreed to match the funds NLR invests in inclusive development in these areas. People with a disability are now fully integrated in the… 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 > >

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… 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 > >

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 > >

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