Bombay Leprosy Project is an NGO founded by Dr R Ganapati, an eminent Leprologist, who has transformed leprosy work from a closed institutionalized endeavor to a widespread community based work. The principles of Dr Ganapati's outstanding work have drawn several medical and para-medical workers into his field to join hands with him in his crusade.
BLP has embarked on a long-term plan and activities necessary to improve the quality of life of leprosy patients. Besides serving leprosy patients, BLP has been engaged in various scientific investigations into issues related to leprosy, to address the still unsolved mysteries plaguing the community. BLP works in close collaboration with other like-minded individuals and organizations to sustain the anti leprosy activities.
Based in the city of Bombay (Mumbai) since 1976, BLP is managed by a team of dedicated staff and is recognized as an outstanding scientific organization by the Government of India, local state government and international scientific bodies like WHO.