No person neglected
No community too far

Dear friends,

Hope is essential to healing. It gives the courage and strength to face tomorrow knowing things will get better.

Over my years with The Leprosy Mission, now effect:hope, I have seen how things have become much, much better. The way we worked decades ago has evolved dramatically to ensure we remain effective throughout these changing times.

Today, we approach healing with a broader perspective.

While individual hospitals and clinics continue to accomplish amazing things, we know that no one partner can do everything with utmost efficiency. We’re now working with several partners within national health care systems to reach even more people who have leprosy, Buruli ulcer, lymphatic filariasis and other Neglected Tropical Diseases. We’re bringing lasting change to the world’s most forgotten people.

Because ultimately, this suffering is completely unnecessary.

I dream of the day when every individual can access the specialized care they need, regardless of what country they live in or how remote their community seems.

Our partners – health care workers, national governments, support staff, like-minded agencies, patients and donors – are integral to our success. Each one empowers another and through dedicated collaboration we are winning the fight against leprosy.

I am deeply grateful for each gift, each prayer and each opportunity to serve. I believe complete eradication of leprosy is possible – but we cannot do it alone. Together, with you by our side, we pursue a world free of diseases that isolate and impoverish.

Peter Derrick
Executive Director

“WHAT DOES THE LORD REQUIRE OF YOU? TO ACT JUSTLY AND TO LOVE MERCY AND TO WALK HUMBLY WITH YOUR GOD.”

MICAH 6:8