HISTORY OF NLR IN NEPAL
NLR, as an INGO, has been active in Nepal, for the treatment and elimination of leprosy working closely with the government, ministry of health and population for more than 40 years. NLR is now in a transition process to be a national organisation from an international organisation with a vision of Leprosy Free Nepal.
NLR Nepal has been registered as a not-for-profit national organisation under Company Registration Act of Nepal in 2018. It is a member of NLR Alliance led by NLR Netherlands. The other NLR Alliance members are NLR India, NLR Indonesia, NLR Brazil and NLR Mozambique. NLR Netherlands as a lead/chair is responsible for overall co-ordination, providing technical and financial support to leprosy and disability programmes in member countries including Nepal
NLR Nepal works closely with the government and non-government stakeholders and partners to eradicate leprosy from the country and to make all development initiatives inclusive to people affected by leprosy and disability. NLR Nepal consists of 20 staff members and located at Sankhamul Marga, New Baneshwor Kathmandu with its field offices in Biratnagar and Dhangadhi covering two provinces: province one and Sudur Pashchim Pradesh.