American Leprosy Missions

For more than 110 years, we have helped people with leprosy and related diseases in Africa and around the world be restored to lives of dignity and hope. We work to cure and care for those affected and strive to end these devastating diseases in our time.

american-leprosy-photo2For more than 100 years, American Leprosy Missions has transformed the lives of people living with leprosy and related diseases in Africa and worldwide. Today, some four million people suffer from leprosy, an ancient disease that isolates, deforms, and drives people deeper into poverty. Leprosy is a real and growing threat even though it can be treated and cured.

American Leprosy Missions works in some of the world’s most impoverished areas to diagnose and treat people affected by leprosy. We train doctors, nurses, and community health workers; fund hospitals and clinics; and ensure antibiotics and crucial medical supplies get to the people that need them most.

American Leprosy Missions provides those disabled by leprosy with reconstructive surgery and training to care for wounds, as well as with socioeconomic services to alleviate poverty, including microcredit loans, education assistance, well construction, and advocacy. We work to empower the most vulnerable and share the love of Jesus.

While support of those with leprosy is critical, our ultimate goal is to support the development of a leprosy vaccine to stop the spread of the disease.

Contact Information

American Leprosy Missions, Inc.
1 Alm Way
Greenville, SC 29601
T: (864) 271-7040
F: (866) 881-9769

Financial Information

American Leprosy Missions is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.

Banner photo: A young boy in the Democratic Republic of Congo receives medical treatment for Buruli ulcer, a disease related to leprosy.Credit:Tom Bradley
Photo right: When Mayoyo was ten, he was diagnosed with leprosy and banished from his home.Credit:Tom Bradley
Photo left: Filomina, who lives in Angola, underwent multi-drug therapy, which cured her leprosy.

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When Mayoyo was ten, a wound on his foot would not heal. Mayoyo was diagnosed with leprosy. When Mayoyo’s father learned he had the disease, he chased Mayoyo away. A doctor with American Leprosy Missions treated and cured Mayoyo’s leprosy and convinced Mayoyo’s father to welcome him back.

Bring hope and healing to children like Mayoyo and to men and women suffering with leprosy. Help bring them the life-transforming ministry of American Leprosy Missions.

To donate to this member charity by check, please print our designation form and mail it with your check to

Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608

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