The daily battle is intense at Lalgadh!

They are continuing to deal with leprosy patients but with Covid 19, lockdowns and curfews, monsoons and many other things, life is very difficult at the moment. Fear is rife in the villages and lots of rumours are circulating concerning Covid and it is affecting the daily lives bringing a lot of disharmony.   The work at lalgadh carries on which at times is exhausting having to work in the Monsoon heat and humidity.  They are taking extra care in screening patients and the staff a...
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Update on Llagadh!

The daily battle is intense! COVID-19 rates are still increasing daily across Nepal especially here in Province-2 with its 6 million people along the Indian border with much of Nepal in lockdown, curfew or restriction. The stigma along with the fear and rumours about Covid-infection are eroding the normal everyday harmony of local communities.  But life goes on…. Life and work at Lalgadh leprosy Hospital are demanding and at times, exhausting in the monsoonal heat and soaking humidity. ...
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Lalgadh’s Relief Programme

Rising numbers of people are suffering with the increase of deprivation, hunger and illness due to the lock down. LLHSC has recently received official permission to visit outlying villages to bring food relief packages to those in need who tend to be the very poor. This was a small start which definitely needed to get bigger!   The Sasakwa Health Foundation stepped in to make this happen on a much larger scale.  They provided just over £11,000 for a 3 month period (June to August 2020). This ...
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London Vitality 10k run – Still Waiting

The London Vitality 10k run was due to happen on 25th May, but like so many other situations it has had to be put on hold, with the hope that it can take place in the Autumn. NLT has six places in the 2020 run and so we have been following the updates from London Marathon Events, and the the latest is included below. In the meantime, if you are intending to participate, please don't lose heart, and if you are going to sponsor NLT, please don't forget. Many thanks to all our friends and suppor...
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7th July 2020 – Locusts – on top of all the other problems!

Locusts arrived in Nepal last weekend! Locusts are related to grasshoppers and measure 0.5 to 3 inches in length and weigh about 2 grammes Although they favour dry land with sandy soil to lay and hatch their eggs, monsoon weather brings rain and lots of greenery which they will eat voraciously. In one phase of their lives they are fairly solitary, but if they become crowded, it causes them to swarm. As one group joins another, the swarm grows and can reach several billion locusts in num...
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