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