Our Impact

NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES like leprosy affect the poorest and most marginalized people in the world. They cause lifelong disabilities, increased poverty, isolation and profound suffering.

Since 1906, American Leprosy Missions has helped free people suffering from the pain and stigma of NTDs through medical treatment, training, disease mapping and management, community development and pioneering research. 

We are committed to creating pathways to healing and hope, BREAKING BARRIERS that prevent afflicted people from living whole lives.

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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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Neglected Tropical Diseases

Learn more about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), get answers to FAQs about leprosy, and more.


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.


health workers trained in NTD prevention and treatment


people screened for NTDs


NTD cases identified


worth of critical medicines and medical supplies sent to the Philippines.


worth of medication and treatment for NTDs and other conditions


people affected by NTDs participated in self-care training


surgeries for people affected by leprosy 


prostheses and footwear manufactured


students and teachers in Nepal educated about WASH and NTDs