Founded: 1906 - Number of staff: 21
American Leprosy Missions is the oldest and largest Christian organisation in the United States dedicated to curing and caring for people affected by leprosy and related diseases. Its mission is "To serve as a channel of Christ's love to persons affected by leprosy and related diseases, helping them to be healed in body and spirit and restored to lives of dignity and hope." American Leprosy Missions currently operates in more than a dozen countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas. During its more than 100-year history, it has provided holistic care to four million people around the world including medical treatment and training, Christian outreach, prevention of disability, community development and vaccine research. American Leprosy Missions is governed by a board of directors, with an elected president as Chief Executive Officer.