NLR is committed to creating a world free of the suffering caused by leprosy. Founded in 1967, this Dutch organisation is now an international forerunner in leprosy control. NLR combats leprosy via early detection, treatment and rehabilitation, and works on removing the barriers that prevent people with disabilities from independent participation in society. Through its seven regional offices, NLR supports and implements programs in 15 endemic countries.
NLR has 6 strategic priorities, inlcuding preventative health care, public health, human rights, neglected tropical diseases, capacity development and disability
NLR has its head office in The Netherlands and maintains field offices in seven countries around the world, including Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria and Vietnam. Local activities are managed locally as far as possible. NLR is managed by an executive director and supervisory board. The board determines remuneration policy, the executive director’s salary, and other payments in accordance with the statutory regulations and guidelines that govern charities in The Netherlands. Board members have specific responsibilities in their own areas of expertise.
Country representives NLR:
- NLR International Office: Jan van Berkel
- NLR Brazil: Duane Hinders
- NLR India: Dr. Arif
- NLR Indonesia: Vivian Velema
- NLR Mozambique: Alcino Ndeve
- NLR Nepal: Dr Krishna P Dhakal
- NLR Nigeria: Lex Merlijn
- NLR Mekong: Jan Robijn