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Nepal Leprosy Trust
Nepal Leprosy Trust
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More hand surgery at Lalgadh

The Team at work last November

The Team at work last November

In November 2014, Dr Donald Sammut and his Team worked with our lead doctor, Krishna Lama, at a hand surgery event at Lalgadh to provide life changing hand surgery to 37 patients – 21 affected by leprosy and 16 general patients. The surgeries varied from thumb tendon reconstruction and Claw-Hand reconstruction, to the releasing of burns contractures and the separation of congenitally fused fingers. Extremely poor people, who would otherwise have had no chance of ever receiving such specialized surgery, were able to receive these life changing operations free of charge which not only help to transform their appearance, but in some cases restored function and will make hands useful again. We are hugely grateful to Dr Donald, Dr Nola, Dr Sam, Dr James, and Dr Kiran, for their selfless dedication to helping the poor, and giving their time for love’s sake.

Eye clinics at Lalgadh boosted by new equipment

Leprosy can cause blindness due to damage to the eye from corneal ulcers. These can occur because leprosy often

Doing it the old-fashioned way

Doing it the old-fashioned way

damages the nerve that enables the eyes to feel pain and without that pain, dust and grit can get into the eye and be unnoticed. The damage that results can lead to infection which can cause permanent blindness. This means that regular eye tests for vulnerable patients are important to spot damage early. Our equipment has been very old-fashioned up until now, and a technology update was long overdue.

A charity called Mission for Vision (M4V) that was established to set up eye clinics and share the gospel in Africa, has kindly donated some spare eye equipment to Lalgadh. M4V collects spare equipment and glasses from UK opticians, when firms merge, close shops, or update Read the rest of this page »

Demolition of our Office is Starting…

The NLT Office in Kathmandu

The NLT Office in Kathmandu

The Nepali Government has started moving ahead again on the road widening scheme that affects our headquarters office in Kathmandu. For some time they were trying to decide whether they would pay any compensation or not, but a few days ago, they suddenly presented NLT Nepal with a cheque for about £14,000 and told them to get on with the demolition.  It therefore looks as if our hopes of avoiding this very difficult process are in vain, and the workshop activity, and the office activity will have to move into the neighbouring “Longhouse”, which used to provide sheltered accommodation to various families. Please pray for the CEO of NLT Nepal, Mr Kamal Shrestha, as he Read the rest of this page »

Hello World – I’ve got wheels!

Sushmita

Making Sushmita comfortable

Sushmita lives in Lalgadh Village, a half hour walk from Lalgadh Leprosy Services Centre. Her Mum and Dad live in a very basic house and earn a small income from daily waged employment. A great challenge for them has been that their daughter Sushmita has cerebral palsy and is very disabled by it in every way, being unable to speak or control her muscles. There are no national facilities for children disabled in this way and only very few independent services available. Most children in Sushmita’s condition would not normally survive very long in Nepal and it is an amazing testimony to the commitment and care that her parents have given her, that she is still alive. However, at around sixteen years old, she weighs less than 20kgs, and feeding her takes a very long time. Her world has been restricted mainly to her room, and she has little contact with anyone except her parents, and occasional visits from one or two of the staff from our centre.

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