German Leprosy and TB Relief Association (GLRA), established in 1957, has been active in the field of
health, rehabilitation and social re-integration of people affected by adverse impacts of diseases,
disability and poverty in many developing countries of Asia, Africa and South America.
GLRA India is registered under Trust Act having its registered office in Chennai, with its Head office in
Delhi and Divisional offices in Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. GLRA works with a vision “A world in
which no one is deprived of his/her fundamental human rights due to poverty-related conditions and
the consequences they bring such as social exclusion and disability”.
In India, GLRA has more than 50 years’ experience in effectively engaging with multiple partners
including government health services and non-profit organisations in efficiently delivering on the
impacts through our very diverse portfolio of contextually relevant thematic priorities. For achieving
our goals, GLRA has been working with the base of the socio-economic pyramid to help improve their
quality of life through better health, participation and social inclusion. GLRA has established strong
linkages with the Government of India and many state Governments; as a result of these
collaborations, has successfully implemented over 370 health and social development projects.
Through a team of more than hundred project and direct staff, we have been making our own small
yet strategic contribution in improving the health and well-being of millions of poor and diseased
either through direct involvement for innovations or through other grass-root civil society partners.
As evident from our portfolio expansion over the last five decades, our long experience in leprosy has
provided a critical leverage opportunity to establish ourselves in TB and several poverty-related
diseases. Today, we have also underlined our presence in several other aspects of public health and
social development including Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Disability, Humanitarian Aid and