NLT Headquarters still under threat!

Many of you will be aware of the struggles NLT has had for the last three years with the road-widening programme that the Nepali government has been pursuing and which has necessitated the demolition and removal of ten feet of our building right across its 80 foot frontage. We extended the office five feet backwards using the small strip of land that we owned behind the office and have remodelled the interior to include this space. It has been a long and difficult job and NLT work has contin...
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Eileen Lodge – Support needed for Care Costs in Nepal

It is now quite a number of years since Eileen was actively engaged in working with the organizations she founded, and she has been largely wheelchair or bed-bound in Kathmandu since a hip operation had a poor outcome several years ago. At 91 years, Eileen needs care day and night which is provided by four faithful Nepali carers. She has continued to be an encouragement and blessing to many, and is loved and appreciated by Nepalis as can be seen by the certificates of appreciation around her...
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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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November and the Blockade Continues….

Since the 20th September when the new Constitution was announced, things have not got any easier in Nepal, as the stranglehold on trade by people near the Indian border has prevented fuel and cooking gas coming into the country. Many other supplies have also been affected and the NLT workshop is at a near standstill as leather and glue have become unavailable, and the building work on the Kathmandu office has also stopped as cement has run out. Cars and taxis wait for days in queues more than a ...
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Nepal has a New Constitution

On Sunday 20th September, the President of Nepal, Ram Baran Yadav, signed the New Constitution of Nepal and finally ended the many years of missed deadlines, and arguments about what should, and should not be included. There was celebration in many parts of Nepal, but there are still those, particularly the people in the Terai, who feel that they are not adequately represented by the new constitution. There have been continuing violent protests in the Terai area and the Indian Government has...
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