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Nepal Leprosy Trust
Nepal Leprosy Trust
Nepal Leprosy Trust
Nepal Leprosy Trust
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NLT Shop – Reminder

NLT Handicraft Display

NLT Handicraft Display

Just a little reminder that you can now buy a range of the NLT Fair Trade handicraft goods from our online shop which you can access using the button on the right of this website.

These high quality goods make great presents and every item you buy generates a small amount of revenue for NLT and helps to keep our workshop in business.

Do please support our Fair Trade workshop, it keeps about 40 people from very poor backgrounds employed and able to support their families. We will be adding items to the shop on a regular basis, so visit it now and again to see what surprises may be waiting for you.

2013 – a very busy year for Lalgadh Leprosy Services Centre

LLSC panorama lores2013 was a record breaking year for the work at Lalgadh as numbers of patient visits climbed again, reaching more than 62,000 for the year. Of those, more than 11,000 were by people needing help with leprosy and we diagnosed over 1,100 new cases of leprosy which is similar to previous years, representing over 30% of all the new cases diagnosed in Nepal, and more than any other centre in the world. Read the rest of this page »

Article in the Daily Express by Anne Widdecombe

Anne Widdecombe visited Ethiopia recently with The Leprosy Mission and has written a very moving account of her time there, for the Daily Express on 13th December 2013. It particularly highlights the continued “hell” that people affected by leprosy face, even in today’s “enlightened” world.

To read the article click here

Update on Neelam – September 2013

Neelam back in Lalgadh

Neelam back in Lalgadh

A little while back we described the situation of Neelam, who had come back into Lalgadh in May with a severely infected foot ulcer. She was very ill but recovered well, although it was clear that her foot was in such a poor state, only a below-knee amputation would really help to make life easier. After a transfer to Anandaban Hospital in Kathmandu, the amputation went ahead and Neelam is now back at Lalgadh again, recovering and preparing for the next stage. This will involve a visit to Green Pastures Hospital in Pokhara, for the fitting of a good quality prosthesis. Please pray for Neelam. It is a very serious thing for a girl of 11 to face a future in Nepal with disability, let alone disability caused by leprosy.