NLT at the International Leprosy Congress 2019 in Manila

Seven of NLT's staff from Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital have spent the last few days in Manila, joining hundreds of other people involved in leprosy work from around the world. The Congress takes place every three years, and is an important opportunity for people working with leprosy to share ideas, working practices and new research with each other on a global scale. It also provides a very important platform and voice for people affected by leprosy themselves to communicate their perspectives with ...
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Monsoon Misery hits Nepal again!

Last weekend, from the 12th to the 14th July, there was continuous very heavy rain across Nepal leading to flooding, landslides, crop destruction, and loss of life in 28 districts of Nepal, as well as in north east India and Bangladesh. Even Kathmandu has suffered badly with the Kalanki area of Kathmandu very flooded, and many areas being slightly flooded - even the NLT offices. The roads through the hills have suffered badly with landslides, including the main route through for NLT on the Si...
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Lalgadh staff to attend the International Leprosy Congress in Manila

The International Leprosy Congress only happens every four years, and is an important opportunity for scientists, researchers, health staff partners and individuals affected by leprosy to interact, discuss and share experiences in their work across a variety of fields in the leprosy world. The aim of the Congress is to foster a global partnership in addressing the current challenges of leprosy, with the aim of reaching "zero transmission, zero disability, and zero discrimination". This year it i...
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LLHSC HAS PRODUCED ITS FIRST BELOW-KNEE PROSTHESIS!

Thanks to funds from USAID’S ASHA programme, and through the good offices of American Leprosy Missions (ALM), our new footwear and prosthesis unit was built, equipped and then opened in June 2018. We then recruited Ramesh - a very experienced prosthesis technician.. NOW – LLHSC has produced its first below-the- knee prosthesis! … this is quite a triumph for LLHSC – a landmark achievement in the on-going development of LLHSC, and a wonderful step forward for rehabilitating and restoring severe...
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Nepal TV documentary about Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital and Services Centre

Nepal TV has just aired a 22 minute documentary about Nepal Leprosy Trust's work at Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital and Services Centre. It is mostly in Nepali so it will be hard for most of you to follow the language but it has some great views of the current people and activities at Lalgadh. The documentary is currently on Youtube at the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_OZVhzRpEo&feature=share Have a look and see what is going on at Lalgadh.
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Cement and washing up liquid turns into houses

At Lalgadh we have been testing a  building material that could revolutionize the construction of new houses in the villages where we work. We acquired the key equipment and two recent visitors were able to take it out and work with our technical staff at Lalgadh to build the kit and test the result. We are often asked if we can help with building new houses when self help groups advocate on behalf of very vulnerable people in their communities. You may remember that with your help we...
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