The German Leprosy Relief Association (GLRA) is active in 21 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
From the beginning, GLRA has been working to provide equal access to healthcare services to those who are especially vulnerable and to fight leprosy, tuberculosis and other poverty-related diseases that lead to marginalization, stigmatization and further consequences. GLRA is also active against Buruli Ulcer, Chagas' disease, Yaws, Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis and other Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).
GLRA supports medical and social relief programs as well as research conducted in the interests of improving prevention, diagnostics, therapy and medical-social rehabilitation. The organization promotes training of specialist personnel and community helpers, supplies medical equipment and other materials, performs active case detection, diagnostics and treatment of affected persons and provides information and community-based participatory approaches for preventing and reducing stigmatization.
54 employees work at the GLRA head office in Würzburg, assisted by another 150 employees in 17 regional offices worldwide. Additionally, GLRA globally partners with more than 800 organizations and institutions. GLRA is active in 21 countries in Latin America, East Africa, West Africa and Asia. The cooperation with Audiopedia focuses on spreading comprehensible health knowledge within marginalized populations in all GLRA countries.