Netherlands Leprosy Relief has changed its name and organisational structure, but they continue to push towards a reality where No Leprosy Remains.
Netherlands Leprosy Relief has worked towards a world without leprosy over the past 50 years. As their ambition is to continue until No Leprosy Remains, they are now making a significant organisational change. In 2018 NLR started transforming into an alliance of locally embedded NGOs to better serve their mission to promote and support the health, ability, and full inclusion in society of persons affected by leprosy.
“NLR has been focused on innovation for many years and with this organisational change we ensure that we can continue to focus on introducing and implementing inspiring breakthroughs,” said Jan van Berkel in their official statement.
And the new way of working, as an alliance, comes with a new name: Netherlands Leprosy Relief continues as NLR with a different meaning — No Leprosy Remains. The first members of this alliance are NLR India, NLR Indonesia, NLR Mozambique, NLR Nepal, NHR Brasil and Leprastichting (NLR Netherlands). They have a shared track-record as teams who keep going until breakthroughs are implemented. Together they will focus on enabling research and driving evidence-based innovations. NLR envisions a growing alliance of members who share their mission. For more information about the alliance formation and partnership opportunities visit here.