Our Organisation

For over 140 years, The Leprosy Mission Scotland (TLMS) has created life-changing connections between people in Scotland and people throughout the world affected by leprosy.

We are dedicated to curing, caring for and restoring leprosy-affected people, families and communities and work to prevent people getting leprosy.

Over the past 25 years, 15 million people have been cured of leprosy, but there are still 5 million people affected by the ongoing impact of leprosy.

TLMS, in partnership with our supporters and the Leprosy Mission Global Fellowship and others, is dedicated to ending leprosy and transforming lives.

Until leprosy no longer stigmatises, marginalises and impoverishes, The Leprosy Mission Scotland will work to raise resources to enable people affected by leprosy to achieve justice.

As we approach our 145th Anniversary, we are committed to a renewed push to defeat leprosy.

The Leprosy Mission Global Fellowship

The Leprosy Mission (TLM) is an international Christian organisation which helps people affected by leprosy. Founded in 1874, The Leprosy Mission is the oldest and largest leprosy-focused organisation in the world today.

The Leprosy Mission Fellowship is an international federation of 31 Member countries which, through the TLM Charter, have made commitments to one another and to certain principles and ways of working. They consist of both ‘supporting’ (donor) countries and ‘implementing’ (field) countries – both equally valued Members and equal partners in the work and in ‘big-picture’ decisions about how The Leprosy Mission should function and develop.