Global fellowship


The Leprosy Mission is a global fellowship. Until 2011, our global structure consisted of around 20 donor countries, each contributing to the Mission's programmes in the field. These were run centrally by TLM International, based in London.

In 2011, the countries signed a charter, committing to certain principles and ways of working. The countries are now ‘members’ of The Leprosy Mission Global Fellowship. The decision affirms the Mission’s move towards decentralisation and a more shared approach to decision making. The member countries consist of both ‘supporting’ (donor) countries and ‘implementing’ (field) countries. Both are equally valued members and partners in the work. TLM International operates as a central ‘hub’ to coordinate the needs of the members.