Partnerships and Networks

The Leprosy Mission is part of a range of networks and partnerships relating to leprosy and related health fields, disability and international development. They present opportunities to strengthen the collective fight against leprosy and its consequences, and to make sure the voice of people affected by leprosy is heard and included in global issues.


An innovative mapping method showing where higher numbers of people are affected by NTDs, and where these diseases overlap. This makes it easier to target integrated health programmes, encourage early case finding, and manage and prevent further disability.


ALM was originally part of TLM but has been a separate organisation since the 1930s. A fellow member of ILEP, it has included a strong focus on vaccine development in recent years. There is a strong positive relationship and the two organisations look for opportunities to work together.


effect:hope was formerly TLM Canada, but opted to stay outside the TLM Global Fellowship formed in 2011. A fellow member of ILEP, it has a strong interest in research to stop transmission of leprosy and other NTDs.


Based in Brussels, a network of 22 Europe-based Christian organisations working towards the eradication of poverty. Together they share knowledge, seek funding (especially from the EU) and enable the voice of people living in poverty to be heard. There are many shared interests in countries where TLM works.

Global Connections

A network of over 300 UK churches and agencies with a passion for Christian mission. Members include organisations of all sizes working throughout the world. Drawing on this wealth of experience, the network seeks to address the key challenges in mission today under the banner ‘mission at the heart of the church, the church at the heart of mission’.

 Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy A coalition of leading leprosy groups who are committed to ending leprosy. The partnership will coordinate action in three areas: (1) Accelerating research in new diagnostic and therapeutic tools, interventions, and strategies to interrupt leprosy transmission; (2) Working with national leprosy programmes to scale up promising innovations; and (3) Increasing advocacy and fundraising. The Leprosy Mission is connected to the partnership through our ILEP membership.

Based in Brussels, a consortium of organisations that promote inclusive development. Its aim is that people living with disabilities, particularly those living in economically poor communities in low and middle-income countries, are able to fully engage in community life.


Based in Geneva, the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP) are a 15-member federation of the world’s main associations working to end leprosy. TLM was a founder member and is its largest member. ILEP aims to ensure that key messages about leprosy are voiced in all possible forums and to boost practical collaboration between member associations.


Authoritative web-based source and physical library of information on cross-cutting issues in Neglected Tropical Diseases, for scientists, professionals and others working in the NTDs field.



A consortium of five organisations – all members of ILEP – which make major contributions each year to a joint fund to support leprosy research. Founded in 2013 it is already having a major impact on focusing and accelerating leprosy research.

Micah Global

A network of over 600 development aid, mission and academic organisations from 90 countries. It motivates and equips participants to embrace and practice integral mission, the proclamation and demonstration of God’s love for all people everywhere. Its name and action are inspired by Micah 6:8: ‘What is good and what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God’.


A network of organisations that fund or implement programmes focused on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) which include leprosy. It offers opportunities for new sources of funding and for joint programmes.