Can you help with nurse Ruku’s on-going need?

One of our nursing staff is a young woman called Ruku, who has worked at Lalgadh almost since she finished her nurse training in the late 1990s. Ruku worked with in-patients for some time and then joined the Community team to support the primary health aspect of the community work. This involved going out to remote and very poor villages, to assist with mother and child health care and other health issues that cropped up. Around 2008, Ruku developed breast cancer and was very ill for some ti...
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Support Child Rescue Nepal – Radio 4 Sunday 9th April

Child Rescue Nepal works in Nepal, rescuing children from child slavery and raising awareness about human trafficking in Nepal. On Sunday 9th April at 7:45 am and 9:26 pm on Radio 4, the famous actress Joanna Lumley is making an appeal on Child Rescue Nepal's behalf. Do tune in and support this charity doing such vital work in Nepal. To see the flier for this press the 'MORE' button on the right.
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The perils of travel in Nepal

Travelling in Nepal has always had its challenges! When I first went in 1993, the journey from Kathmandu to Lalgadh took 13 hours, and 3 hours after you began the journey, you were further away from Lalgadh than when you started. The last four to five hours of the journey was about 55 miles along a straight road, but it had so many pot holes that you could not travel in a straight line for more than a few yards at a time, and much of the section was spent winding through trees beside the roa...
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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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