Strategic Plan

July 2023 – June 2026


A world without leprosy.


American Leprosy Missions exists 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.

Strategic Initiatives

 1.   TARGET:  Global Leprosy Mapping
Targeting interventions to end leprosy through disease mapping

Be a technical leader in mapping, epidemiology and data systems development to systematically map cases of leprosy for the past five years in order to target key interventions to end leprosy like chemoprophylaxis and eventually LepVax. 

2.   CONFIRM: Game-Changing Diagnostic 

Dramatically improving disease detection and confirmation with a field-friendly PCR

Solve the problem of delayed diagnosis by developing and deploying a game-changing NTD molecular confirmatory diagnostic solution along with a networked approach to diagnostic system improvement. 

3.   SUSTAIN: Accelerated Integrated Management 

Developing sustainable approaches to care through integrated disease management

Be a technical leader shaping the implementation of the WHO Integrated Skin NTDs Framework to sustain care. Align partner organizations and resources under country leadership to accelerate achievement of disease management and reduction targets for people affected by leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, yaws, and Buruli ulcer. 

4.   TRANSITION: An Organization for the Future 

Building an organization positioned for success through improvements to branding, resource mobilization, systems and structures 

Become an organization positioned for success by updating the brand; engaging with current and potential audiences; producing compelling messaging and effective, high-quality communications; and establishing systems and structures to support an organization that is dedicated to breaking barriers to health and renewing hope for people suffering from the pain and stigma of neglected tropical diseases like leprosy.