A world free of leprosy and exclusion due to disabilities.
This is the dream that drives their organisation and compels them to serve those affected by leprosy around the world. In pursuit of their dream, their mission is to promote and support health, ability, and full inclusion in society for persons affected by leprosy or those living with disabilities.
In light of their vision and mission, this is their strategy:
They collaborate with governments, non-governmental organisations, research institutions, and Disabled People’s Organisations to promote access to healthcare and quality of services.
Working with these organisations, they strengthen capacity by providing training, offering expert advice, and conducting research. In everything they do, they champion innovative ways forward.
They combat neglected tropical diseases and their consequences by contributing to poverty reduction, promotion of human rights, and social inclusion of persons affected by leprosy and those with disabilities.
As such, their policies and programmes follow the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In their fight against leprosy, their work integrates with the work done to eradicate other neglected tropical diseases and efforts made to alleviate disability.
They lobby to keep leprosy and disability inclusion on policy agendas at all levels.
They facilitate rehabilitation services, they pursue the reduction of stigma, and they promote self-care and empowerment.
NLR is a Non-Governmental Organisation that works towards a world free of leprosy and exclusion due to disabilities. They focus on the early identification, treatment, and rehabilitation of leprosy patients, and finance scientific research that produces breakthroughs in the fight against leprosy.