International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

  • International Leprosy Association -
    History of Leprosy


    Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation


    Category Leprosy Organisation
    Organization GMLF
    Country India
    Address GMLF, Wardha, Maharashtra 442001, India
    Telephone +91 07152 42627 / 07152 45083


    The Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation (GMLF) has been working since 1951 and has acted as guide to NLFP over this time. At present it works in three states having three control units, three hospitals, a training centre, a unit of health education and production of health education material. There is a centre for social science research on leprosy. GMLF has established the International Gandhi Award for recognition of excellent work in the field of leprosy. There are uncatalogued administrative records including patients' records dating from 1951. There is a resource library which contains many books, journals and periodicals relating to leprosy. Helpful contacts include: Dr Sushila Nayar, President of Kasturba Health Society, Sevaglam, Wardha; Dr R S Sharma, President of Mahazogi Seva Samiti, Dattapur, Wardha; Mrs Taza Bhagarrat , Paonar Ashram, Paonar, Wardha.

    Entry made 1 February 2001
    Updated 12 February 2001


    Name Dr Dongre (Director)
    Organization GMLF
    Address GMLF, Wardha, Maharashtra 442001, India.
    Telephone +91 07152 42627/07152 45083

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