The Leprosy Mission Scotland
Founded in 1874, The Leprosy Mission Scotland is the Scottish partner in The Leprosy Mission’s global effort to bring about a world without leprosy. Everything it does in Scotland falls into one of 3 categories which together help it move towards its ultimate goal.
We work to educate the people of Scotland about what leprosy is, and perhaps more importantly what it isn’t, and how it affects the lives of those infected by it, as well as those around them.
We work to inspire people with the amazing work that goes on every day in our partner countries to bring healing & justice to people affected by leprosy. The stories of lives that have been transformed, disabilities overcome and injustices defeated demonstrate the powerful impact of the mission’s work.
We work to enable Scots to be part of the solution to the problems caused by leprosy. Individually or as part of a larger group through church, community group, school or with friends, people from across Scotland can join us to stand in the G.A.P. to uphold people affected by leprosy ensuring that they can receive the care and support that they need.
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.
Our vision is to transform the lives of people affected by leprosy, resourcing care and cure, taking them from rejection to acceptance and from poverty to economic independence.