Global Fellowship

The Leprosy Mission was founded in 1874 and has played a major part internationally in working towards the elimination of leprosy. Today, The Leprosy Mission Fellowship is a global federation of 30 Leprosy Mission national organisations, half in the global north and half in the south. All are equally valued Members and equal partners in the work and in ‘big-picture’ decisions about how The Leprosy Mission should function and develop.

30 Members...
1 united goal


The Fellowship came into being in 2011 through the signing of the Leprosy Mission Charter, which is a set of mutual commitments made by all Member Countries. The Charter covers commitments to:

  • Shared identity, vision, purpose and values;
  • Working together in mutual reliance;
  • Actively adding value to the total Fellowship and strengthening its effectiveness;
  • Working within agreed accountability structures;
  • Observing financial stewardship principles.

One of the joys of fellowship is that we work together towards our shared vision of leprosy defeated, lives transformed. The two halves of that vision are equally important. We want to see leprosy defeated, brought to an end. That needs persistence, quality work, and strong connections with partners that have a similar commitment. 

We also want to see lives transformed through the work we do. Not just the lives of people affected and damaged by leprosy, but also the lives of our staff and supporters. Something changes in all of us when we work together on our God-given mission and seek to demonstrate the truth and love of Jesus Christ in everything we do.

The Leprosy Mission Global Fellowship is supported by an International Office based in London, UK, which operates as a central ‘hub’, providing leadership, co-ordination, facilitation and operational services in response to the stated needs of the Members.

The Members of The Leprosy Mission also work actively with partner organisations in many countries, both supporting partners and those who are co-implementers of leprosy programmes.

Our Members

Select a Member of The Leprosy Mission Global Fellowship below to find out more about their work.

*TLM Affiliates, committed to our Vision, Mission and Values and closely involved with and supported by The Leprosy Mission Global Fellowship on their path to full membership

we do

Leprosy harms people in multiple ways, and we care about the whole person. We transform people’s lives through health and disability care, rehabilitation, education, better livelihoods, and advocacy for social change.

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what is

Someone is newly diagnosed with leprosy every two minutes, and millions live with the consequences of the disease – yet many around the world don’t know it exists.

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