TLM is committed to the empowerment of individuals, families and communities affected by leprosy or at risk of the disease. Such people often suffer from lack of choice and are usually powerless to change their situation.
TLM wants to help them enlarge their choices and to encourage and enable them to take part in decisions affecting their lives.
TLM’s goal is empowerment; not dependency. Empowerment enables each person affected by leprosy to reach their potential as a full participant in their community, which gives them pride, dignity and a sense of worth. In the end, we want to hear people say, "I've been cured of leprosy AND I am a valued and respected person."
TLM works in partnerships with individuals and communities affected by Leprosy in 29 countries worldwide, where people have been affected by leprosy, in order to restore and enhance human dignity, self-reliance and quality of life. The Leprosy Mission does all of its work in and under the name of Jesus Christ.
Over 2000 national & international staff, work together to provide appropriate medical, educational and other services to meet the many needs of people affected by leprosy.
The Leprosy Mission Australia concentrates its focus of work within India, Nigeria, D.R Congo, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Nepal, Thailand and Myanmar.