Covid Vaccine has run out in Kathmandu

The Himalayan Times published the news last Friday (11th June) that the vaccination programme that had restarted on 8th June had stopped again on the 11th as all available vaccines for Kathmandu had run out. This programme was aimed at the 60 - 64 years age-group but has only scratched the surface of the need. Nepal desperately needs vaccines and has negotiated for a million shots from China which should help in due course. currently only 2.4% of the population of nearly 30 million has had two j...
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NLT Run along the Thames – Monday 31st May

Because the Vitality London 10000 event that we were hoping to join is not able to take place in London on the May 31st Bank Holiday, we decided to have our own mini event, led by one of our trustees who runs a bit.  So on Monday 31st May we will be gathering in Maidenhead to run along the Thames - either to Marlow, or for 5 kilometres and then turn round and come back to the start.  Joining this 10k run will be our Trustee Ian Beech, his son Joseph, my son Matthew,  my wife Julie, and our frien...
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Covid Update for NLT at Lalgadh

We have received an update on the situation at Lalgadh: • Lalgadh Hospital and the surrounding area is in total lockdown since 4th May. The roads are empty and most shops are closed except for brief periods. Police are patrolling to enforce the lockdown. • Patient numbers have dropped from an average of about 365 daily visits in April, to about 75 visits in May. Staff duty rotas have been changed to reduce the staff on duty to minimise staff-staff and staff-patient contact and therefore in...
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Batik Cards are on their way!

As mentioned in our Spring newsletter, we have ordered a large selection of colourful Batik cards from the NLT workshop in Kathmandu. These cards have all sorts of themes and have the vibrant colours associated with the traditional Nepali batik work many of you will be familiar with. The cards should arrive with us in early June and several of you have asked for some pictures and have even ordered in advance. We will post some pictures here when they arrive, but don't be slow to order as we e...
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Phillip cared for the sick too ……

The nation will be saying goodbye to Prince Phillip this Saturday.   He was a man who had a heart for the ‘common man’ and reached out in various ways to try and make their lives better. In 1956, for example, the Queen and Prince Phillip visited Nigeria.  Whilst there they visited a Leper colony. They did so, not simply to visit Commonwealth citizens suffering from leprosy but more significantly to allay the widespread, irrational fear that was attached then (and often now) to any physical...
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Vitality London 10000 Run – 31st May 2021

The Vitality London 10k run was to take place on Bank Holiday Monday 31st may 2021 in London, but we have just heard that it cannot go ahead. The organisers are looking for an alternative venue and date. NLT has entered runners in the Vitality Run twice so far and have six places to run in this year's event. My wife Julie, who has recently taken up running again, my son Matthew who is a long-time runner and good at the distance stuff, and NLT Trustee Ian and his son Joseph are taking four of the...
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