Vision, Mission, Values and Priorities

The Leprosy Mission (TLM) is a leading international non-denominational Christian fellowship, with over 140 years of experience. As long as leprosy afflicts individuals and communities, we are committed to doing all we can to break its power and impact.


Our Vision:

Leprosy Defeated, Lives Transformed.

Our Mission:

Following Jesus Christ, The Leprosy Mission seeks to bring about transformation; breaking the chains of leprosy, empowering people to attain healing, dignity and life in all its fullness.

Our Values:

Because we follow Jesus Christ, we value Compassion, Justice, Integrity, Inclusion and Humility.

Our global strategy

God has equipped us with the means and methods to reach our goal of healing, restoring and empowering the lives of people affected by leprosy. This means more than just a cure for the leprosy bacillus. It means addressing the underlying causes and working to prevent disability and to restore dignity and wholeness.

  • Leprosy Services: We strive to ensure timely access to quality services that result in improved outcomes for leprosy-affected people.
  • Dignity and Empowerment: We aim to see marginalised people realising their worth and empowered to overcome challenges.
  • Social Integration: We work to influence change in attitudes so that communities no longer stigmatise or discriminate against people affected by leprosy or disability.
  • Research and Learning: We seek to be a learning organisation that integrates new medical, social and fundraising knowledge into our policies and practices and shares it with others.
  • Resource Mobilisation: We resolve to be an organisation well-resourced in prayer, funds, partnerships and people, with all member countries implementing fundraising strategies for significant income grown.

Integral Mission

Transformation involves body, mind and spirit. In all we do, through prayer and obedience to God, we want to proclaim and demonstrate the truth and love of Jesus Christ.