About Us

GLRA India, a non-profit Indian entity, has been working for the cause of Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Disability, and Humanitarian crises since 1966. For the past 5 decades, our constant endeavor has been to provide medical and social rehabilitation to those affected by the above-mentioned diseases and conditions. Through the evolution of our work and the implementation of 382 plus projects in 23 states and 3 UTs, we touched the lives of more than 2.5 million people and enabled them to live a life of dignity.
DAHW Germany is our parent organization with 60+ years of experience in medical and social projects in more than 20 countries, working primarily in the field of poverty-related social and health challenges besides humanitarian crises. DAHW focuses on stopping poverty in combination with social, cultural, and economic realities, among people affected by Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Disability, and Other NTDs and or in communities that have a higher risk of getting infected. (

GLRA is one of the founding members of ILEP India (, the counterpart of the ‘International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Association’.

Mr. Hermann Kober
Founder-DAHW Germany
Mr. William Adolphus Gershon
Founder-GLRA India

Being a member and the coordinator of the ILEP India consortium, GLRA actively collaborates with the Central Leprosy Division, State Governments, other ILEP members, WHO, the Association of Persons affected by Leprosy, state ILEP/NLEP consultants, and other important stakeholders and provides technical support in the implementation of National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP). From a humble beginning, our goals always focused on humanity and we thrive to provide holistic care to people and support in sustaining their livelihoods. With the constant support of DAHW Germany, several national and international agencies, partner NGOs, hundreds of donors, and well-wishers, we are continuing our journey with a commitment to a world where ‘No one is left behind’.

Currently, GLRA India works in 62 districts in 11 states through direct initiatives and in collaboration with 11 NGO partners for implementing different thematic projects besides supporting the National Leprosy Program in the state of West Bengal.

Transforming Lives and Restoring Confidence.