Every trading day the gong is sounded in Amsterdam to mark the opening (9.00 am) and closing (17.30 pm) of the trading session.
Every year on World Leprosy Day extra awareness for leprosy is created. In 2011 approximately 250,000 new cases were found worldwide.
NLR/Leprastichting has over several years funded research carried out by Dutch and Indonesian Research Institutes. NLR is committed to a world without leprosy and its consequences. Netherlands Leprosy Relief now supports national health authorities in over twenty countries with endemic leprosy problems and collaborates with international partners in leprosy control. Drs. M.J. van den Berg, chairman Netherlands Leprosy Relief, sounds the gong.