Making a Difference

NLR India Foundation

NLR India Foundation (NLRIF), New Delhi is an ISO 9001:2015 certified, Non-Profit, Non-religious, Non-Government Organization. NLRIF works for persons and families affected by Leprosy, other Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) and persons with Disabilities. The Foundation has a track record of serving the Leprosy cause since the year 1999. NLRIF is involved in supporting the National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP), Central Leprosy Division (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India). Currently, NLRIF is working in 129 districts of 7 states of the country – Bihar, Delhi, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. With its noble vision and Leprosy oriented efforts spread across a time period of two decades, NLRIF supports the NLEP in achieving Zero Transmission, Zero Disability and Zero Exclusion. NLRIF is currently involved in five different thematic areas, namely, Health, Education, Skill development, Livelihood & Rights and Entitlements. NLRIF has a dedicated cadre of Leprosy Program Advisors and Community based Rehabilitation Co-ordinators.

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Persons Touched affected by leprosy & LF
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Health Staff Trained
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People Benifited with Hygiene Practices

NLRIF primarily provides services to people affected by leprosy and their dependents. However, with its noble vision, NLRIF has successfully expanded its horizon to disability-inclusive development programme where we extend our services to the sufferers of another marginalized section that is people affected by Lymphatic filariasis and severe Diabetes repercussions.

NLR India Foundation has been established after a long research and lot of background work which clearly depicts the need for “Leprosy control”.

NLR India Foundation realized the dire need to control the sufferings caused due to Leprosy, Lymphatic Filariasis (LF)  & other disabilities. They need to be encouraged and enabled to overcome disabilities, poverty and need support for earning a dignified income.

NLRIF focus its activities on two major thematic programmatic areas –

  1. Disability care and
  2. Disability Inclusive Development.

Under the first thematic area of disability care, there are 3 major interventions i.e. Self-Care, Health Camps & Aids & Appliances support.

In the case of Disability Inclusive Development, community-based intervention in the form of livelihood promotion, vocational training, the formation of SHG and Strengthening Disabled People’s Organisation, education support, income generation activities have been undertaken.

NLR India Foundation activities emphasis towards Sustainable Development – a motto of sustainability which is vital for fruitful development & long- term futuristic empowerment.

NLR India Foundation registered under Indian Trusts Act, 1882 as Document No.2055, in Book No. IV, Volume No.1174, on pages 75 to 89, in the office of Sub Registrar, New Delhi.

FCRA registration number-231660489, Nature : Social.

Vision and Mission


Creation of an inclusive society free from Leprosy, allied skin NTDs and related Disabilities


Societies in which leprosy will be under control. In these societies health services at all levels ensure that every patient will be diagnosed and treated early so the disease will no longer be a major risk for disabilities & social exclusion.



Core Values


NLRIF believes that Openness fosters healthy relationship, efficiency and generation of knowledge by establishing a foundation of mutual trust and respect. We strive to be honest and communicate proactively.

Openness and honesty demonstrated in our communication with all stakeholders. This begins by understanding that everyone is working towards the shared organizational goal for an inclusive disease-free society and ensuring complete transparency and accountability in our work. Externally it means, we share our learnings transparently with our stakeholders and hold ourselves responsible for our actions.


NLRIF strives and thrives by recognising every individual’s and organization’s strength, we listen & evolve together, we help & support each other for the sake of our collective goal.

Collaborative behaviour is demonstrated both internally and externally. Internally, in the workplace it means, strongly embedding within the teams our shared values of team work and encouraging them to engage and collaborate by sharing ideas and thinking collectively to accomplish our common goals. Externally, it means, closely collaborating with different stakeholders like the Government and other development partners for reaching our vision.


NLRIF strives for high level of commitment to both internal and external audience.

At NLRIF, we place a high value on keeping our promises. We follow through on our commitments, and provide opportunity to each member to contribute consistently, fully and honestly to the desired/ planned outcomes for our beneficiaries. Externally, it means we are committed and aligned to the national and global priorities on leprosy and allied skin NTDs. We are also committed to our donors who provide us the valuable resources to work towards our shared vision.


NLRIF recognizes the unique challenges faced by our community and supports with kindness and empathy.

At NLRIF, we work for mitigating the suffering of the persons with leprosy and other skin NTDs related disabilities. We work towards making them and their families (adults and children) to be empowered for moving on the journey of independence, confidence and joy. We pay attention to the other person – we listen to them, reach to an understanding of what is causing the other person difficulty or pain or distress, try an empathic response, and finally take thoughtful action to help them & benefit in health, education and livelihood. We also work towards strengthening their networks and associations. We follow an approach inclusive of development and charity as per the situation.

NLR India Foundation j(our)ney.

PEP++ study started in 2 districts of Chandauli & Fatehpur of Uttar Pradesh| Merger of NLR India branch office into NLR India Foundation office


Study on mental being and stigma & discrimination | Call-Centre Project |Study on App based delivery of Leprosy Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) services


PEP++ multi country research project launched


Combined Self-care Project in Bihar & UP (MMZ)


Piloting of Leprosy Post Exposure Prophylaxis- feasibility study completed & rolled out by the Central Leprosy Division as national intervention


Formation of 155 self-care groups completed | External Resource Mobilisation Commenced


LPEP (Leprosy Post Exposure Prophylaxis) project for feasibility study launched | ‘Lepclips’ leprosy training video project launched | Intervention expanded to Rajasthan | Integrated Self-care project (Combined self-care)

‘Wings to Fly’ project started in Jharkhand in collaboration with a local NGO, Chhota Nagpur Sanskritic Sansthan (CSS) at Ranchi, Jharkhand


"Swavalamban' project in Delhi for self-employment


Comprehensive Socio-Economic Rehabilitation (education support, vocational training, livelihood promotion and infrastructure support) activities started


Self-care project 34 colonies 4 states | COMPLEP project (digitalisation infrastructure)


Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) certification | MoU signed with Government of Uttarakhand


Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with Government of India (GoI)


Intervention expanded to West Bengal


NLR India Branch Office established in March 2000, Delhi | Intervention expanded to Jharkhand


Intervention expanded to Delhi | NLR India Foundation established


Intervention expanded to Uttar Pradesh & Uttaranchal


NLR (International) started working in Bihar