An Artist’s View of Surgery in Nepal

George Butler, a "reportage artist" accompanied Dr Donald Sammut on his last trip to Lalgadh and sketched and painted many of the scenes that he encountered whilst there. He captured the intensity of some moments in the surgical scenes he witnessed, particularly the emotions of patients or their guardians. He has published an article in the Guardian with pictures and an account of some of his visit in The Guardian. To see one of the pictures and visit the article click "MORE" (at right) Visit...
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Celebrating the life of Susi Dunsmore

Susi Dunsmore passed away on 20th January 2017 aged 90, and will be greatly missed by many friends around the world. Susi was a special friend to Nepal Leprosy Trust through her work in Nepal with dhaka cloth producers in Dhankuta and with the allo nettle cloth producers in Sankhuwasabha - both places in the hill country of Nepal. She helped develop the production and style of these cloths and they became an important part of Nepal Leprosy Trust's handicraft production activity and greatly i...
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Looking back on 2016

2016, like the previous year, was challenging for many reasons. But it finished with the Kathmandu headquarters building re-modelled and ready for use again after more than a year of work, and record numbers of patients being treated at Lalgadh, with the new outpatient buildings being almost finished as well. Our staff have been brilliant throughout, and we honour them for the way they have continally given more than we thought possible. They have unstintingly served the many thousands of people...
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World Leprosy Day – 29th January 2017

For those who think that leprosy is a disease of the past, it will be a surprise to learn that there are still 136 countries around the world regularly reporting new cases of leprosy and that there were more than 200,000 new cases reported in 2015. There are also several countries where leprosy is still present, but where the health services do not collect the data and so the numbers are unknown. What may surprise you even more is that because leprosy often incubates without any external signs f...
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Lalgadh in the Etihad Airways In-Flight Magazine

Etihad Airways have supported the hand surgeon, Donald Sammut's work with Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital and Services Centre for several years by donating tickets and excess baggage for his equipment. In November 2016, Etihad's Head of Sustainability, Linden Coppell, visited Lalgadh with Donald's team to find out what goes on there. Also travelling with them was George Butler, a well known reportage artist (www.georgebutler.org) and the visit resulted in a great article in the Etihad In-Flight mag...
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Happy Christmas!

The Team at the NLT UK office wish all those who support NLT in whatever way, a happy and blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Thank you so much for all your encouragements, prayers and other supports, we deeply appreciate them.      Click on "More" to see our card.
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