Bob’s Walk

The Rev. Bob Higham was a trustee of NLT for several years in the 1980's/1990's, and has done several long walks to raise funds for charity. This spring Bob is walking the 96 mile England-Scotland border with his daughter Shirley to raise funds for NLT. Leprosy is a chronic disease associated with poverty, and although it is not very infectious, it causes severe and permanent damage to the skin, nerves, limbs and eyes if untreated. This damage can result in those parts losing feeling, and wi...
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Strike and Blockade Over

Those of you who have been following the situation in Nepal will be pleased to hear that the blockade and strike that have crippled the country for months are now apparently over. Please pray that things will get back to normal soon and that the fuel and gas situation will improve rapidly. High numbers of patients are expected at Lalgadh Leprosy Services Centre, as many people who could not get there due to the transport problems can now travel at last. It should also mean that the relief work i...
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Congratulations! Australia Day Honour given to Dr Graeme Clugston

Dr Graeme Clugston was honoured in the Australia Day Honours List this January 2016, for distinguished service to medicine, and to the international community of Nepal, particularly to people with leprosy, and to global health and nutrition. Graeme has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia. Graeme and his wife Meena have been working at Lalgadh Leprosy Services Centre for nearly 9 years now and have seen the work there grow in diversity and in volume, as the numbers of general pa...
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A New Year Begins…

Greetings from NLT in 2016! The last part of 2015 has been hard with the strike and acute shortages of fuel, gas, medicines and many staple foods. Patient numbers at Lalgadh have dropped as people needing help cannot travel, and we mostly cannot get to them either. Particularly sad has been the disastrous affect of these shortages on the relief work that has been taking help to people in the hill districts affected by the earthquakes. There are about 3 million children at risk from lack of fo...
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New Strain of Leprosy

A recent article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes a new strain of leprosy that has been found in armadillos in the southeastern USA. They found leprosy in 106 animals (16% of those tested) and of those, 7 tested positive for a new genotype of the leprosy bacterium. When testing humans from the same area as part of the study, they found that out of 52 people infected with leprosy 22 were infected with the new strain. It has long been known that people can catch lepros...
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