Our Impact

Every TWO MINUTES someone is diagnosed with leprosy. And leprosy is just one of several neglected diseases that affect the poorest and most marginalized people in the world, causing lifelong disabilities, increased poverty, isolation and profound suffering.

Since 1906, American Leprosy Missions has provided holistic care to more than FOUR MILLION of the world’s most neglected people including medical treatment and training, disease mapping and management, community development and pioneering research.

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Our Work

Discover where we work around the world and what we do – from supporting Christian hospitals to sending critical medical shipments and finding new ways to fight disease.
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Leprosy and Related Diseases

Get answers to FAQs about leprosy, explore leprosy history and World Leprosy Day, and learn about other neglected tropical diseases.

Stories

Meet the men, women and children your gifts are helping every day around the world.

Publications and Resources

Dive deeper into our approach, learn more about key programs, find a list of publications and reports and access helpful tools like Ten Steps and HARP.

Your Gifts In Action

Last year, partners like you helped relieve suffering and restore hope to more than 200,000 men, women and children around the world.

4,442

health workers, leaders and others trained in NTD prevention and treatment

64,080

people in Africa reached with information about NTDs

1,405

suspected NTD cases referred to health centers

$13,735,000

worth of critical medicines and medical supplies sent to DR Congo and Ghana

715

people affected by leprosy and their family members vaccinated against COVID-19 in India

$1,031,000

invested in pioneering NTD research in 22 countries

36,000

patient records computerized in Nepal

17

people baptized in DR Congo

1,492

people affected by leprosy received special footwear

56,346

people impacted by water, sanitation and hygiene projects in India