The Leprosy Mission

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Founded: 1874 - Number of staff: 18

TLM’s Vision: Leprosy defeated, lives transformed. TLMI is the global leadership, co-ordination, facilitation and monitoring body of The Leprosy Mission Fellowship, a global federation of 29 country offices of The Leprosy Mission. TLMI was a founding Member of ILEP. The Leprosy Mission takes a holistic view of leprosy and the needs of people affected by leprosy. Its priorities range from health needs (including leprosy detection, treatment, rehabilitation and ongoing care), inclusion of people affected by leprosy into their communities, changing of community attitudes towards leprosy especially in areas where leprosy is stigmatised, building the capacity of workers in health and social services through training programmes, and research studies and modelling good practice. TLM’s long term aims: • Leprosy Services: People affected by leprosy have timely access to quality leprosy services • Dignity and Empowerment: People marginalised by leprosy, disability and other causes realise their worth and are empowered to overcome challenges • Social Integration: Communities are free from stigma and discrimination towards people affected by leprosy and disability • Research and Learning: TLM will be a learning organisation that uses and shares evidence-based practice • Resource Mobilisation: TLM is well resourced in prayer, funds, partnerships and people to effectively achieve its mission. TLM’s Values: Because we follow Jesus Christ, we value Compassion, Justice, Integrity, Inclusion and Humility. 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.

Contact information

80 Windmill Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0QH, UK

+44/20 8326 6767

+44/20 8326 6777

Board members


International Chair: Colin Osborne MBE

International Vice-Chair: Mrs Anne Ratliff

International Director: Mr Brent Morgan

Head of Operations Support: Mr Pete Garratt

Head of Quality Assurance: Mrs Jannine Ebenso

Head of Finance: Mr Gladstone Worthington

Director of India: Dr Mary Verghese

Director for Research (also for American Leprosy Missions): Dr Paul Saunderson


Total number of projects: 85

Projects with partnerships: 269 with s

Area of project activity:

Number of countries with projects in: 13


Number of countries with projects in: 5

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • Mozambique (3)
  • Ethiopia (6)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (9)
  • Sudan (1)
  • Nigeria (7)


Number of countries with projects in: 2

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • Papua New Guinea (2)
  • Bougainville (1)


Number of countries with projects in: 6

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • Bangladesh (18)
  • Timor Leste (3)
  • Thailand (3)
  • Sri Lanka (5)
  • Nepal (11)
  • Myanmar (16)
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