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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New Head of Community Development Department

Hem Pradhan has now officially retired, we are all sad to see him go, but, Ramesh Chowdhary has now taken over the management of the Community Development at LLHSC. He is adjusting to his new role. So what is Hem Pradhan up to now? Hem Pradhan is helping to co-ordinate the construction of the new Girl’s Hostel with Jeewan Gurung, the engineer.  The work is well under way and is expected to take another 6 months or so, with the ground floor being built, see the red brick work in the photo.  Che...
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2016 – Married at Age 10… Vibya’s story

Little Vibya first came to Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital and Services Centre in 2015, bringing her heartbreaking tale of a troubled upbringing and extreme poverty, which led to her being married at just 10 years old as her mother could no longer financially support her. Her husband, one year older than her, was physically abusive while her mother-in-law treated her like a slave rather than a member of the family. It seemed that she was trapped in a life with no hope, and she was having suicidal thoug...
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