The Leprosy Mission is the oldest and largest leprosy-focused organisation in the world. We were founded in 1874 by an Irishman named Wellesley Bailey.
Our story for nearly 150 years has been one of people affected by leprosy, doctors, nurses, researchers, staff members, advocates, donors, and supporters; millions of people who are dedicated to defeating leprosy.
Our story is one that will not stop until leprosy has been defeated. That means we work towards zero transmission of leprosy, zero disability because of leprosy, and zero discrimination because of leprosy.