Vision and Mission
The Leprosy Mission was founded in 1874 by Wellesley and Alice Bailey, and their friends the Pim sisters to provide holistic support to people affected by leprosy. After more than 140 years, The Leprosy Mission is still committed to this central work. It is the largest and oldest leprosy-focussed organisation in the world.
The Leprosy Mission Australia is part of a global fellowship of Leprosy Mission organisations worldwide. You can read our Global Strategy for 2019-2023 here.
Leprosy defeated, lives transformed.
Following Jesus Christ, The Leprosy Mission seeks to bring about transformation; breaking the chains of leprosy, empowering people to attain healing, dignity and life in all its fullness.
Because we follow Jesus Christ, we value compassion, justice, integrity, inclusion and humility.
The design represents Jesus and the man with leprosy who knelt at Jesus’ feet asking to be healed – and Jesus healed him (see The Bible – Mark 1:40-42). It deeply expresses the heart’s desire of The Leprosy Mission’s Founder, Wellesley Bailey, who wrote “I felt if ever there was a Christ-like work in this world it was to go among these poor sufferers and bring to them the consolation of the Gospel”.