Established in 1966 to help leprosy victims in India, GLRA has expanded its operations to serve those affected by tuberculosis (TB), disabilities, and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), apart from helping victims of natural disasters from time to time.
The International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Association (ILEP) was founded in Switzerland in 1966, where Mr. Kober along with other like-minded world leaders, played a key role in the fight against leprosy. The formation of ILEP gave a fillip to GLRA and it has been an active member of the Association ever since its formation.
Over the past 5 decades, it has been our constant endeavor to provide medical and social rehabilitation to those affected by leprosy and tuberculosis (TB). With the evolution of our work by implementing 376 plus projects across 23 states & 3 UTs, we have also expanded our operations to include those affected by NTDs, disabilities of any kind, and natural disasters. Further, to overcome the regional and vernacular barriers in a country like India and to ensure services to the affected populations in remote areas, we have partnered with 18 NGOs across 15 states, and implemented 14 direct initiatives. Through our multi-dimensional approach, we ensure that the affected get not only medical rehabilitation but also social acceptance, as the stigma associated with these diseases is very high.