About us

NLR Nepal is a non-profit, non-religious & non-political development organization working in Nepal for over 40 years. It promotes health, specifically in making the country free of leprosy and inclusion of persons affected by Leprosy by enhancing their ability.

NLR started its operation in Nepal in 1977. NLR is mainly involved in Leprosy, disabilities and inclusive development.  In addition to leprosy and disabilities, NLR Nepal has supported the Tuberculosis (TB) program of Nepal in Far Western region of the country from 1994 – 2013. NLR Nepal widened its area of support to Inclusive Development from 2010 onwards.

Our Impacts in Numbers

A world free of leprosy and exclusion due to disabilities


Index Case

Number of Index Cases Covered.


Contacts Screened

Number of Contacts Screened


Campaign Running

Number of Direct Contacts of New Patients given SDR.


Inclusive Development Program

Number of Municipalities with Matching Fund for Inclusive Development Program.

Three Zeros

Even today, leprosy causes disability and social exclusion. The disease affects millions of lives. The NLR Alliance developed three strategic programmes to work towards a leprosy-free world: Zero Transmission, Zero Disability, and Zero Exclusion

Ongoing Programs

Inclusive Development Program

Stop Transmission

LCP Support Project

Message from Country Director

Dear Partners, Friends, well-wishers, and Co-workers,

It is my great pleasure to work with NLR Nepal since the last 7 years including in leading role of the Nepal office from 1st March 2018. Since its establishment in 1977 NLR Nepal underwent through various strategic phases of health sector support before stepping towards the portfolio of disability-inclusive development from a leprosy focussed organization.

Himalaya Dev Sigdel
Country Director, Chairman


What People Say


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