Leprosy affects small people too…

At Lalgadh we see a lot of children, and sadly leprosy does not spare them. Kunal is an energetic, funny and caring little 6 year old boy who lives with his younger brother and mum. They are very poor and so cannot afford school fees, but because Kunal is so bright and fun, the teachers at the local school allow him to attend even though he cannot pay. Home life is not easy as Kunal's father has difficulties with alcohol and cannot support the family. Last year (2013) Kunal injured his hand o...
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2013 – a very busy year for Lalgadh Leprosy Services Centre

2013 was a record breaking year for the work at Lalgadh as numbers of patient visits climbed again, reaching more than 62,000 for the year. Of those, more than 11,000 were by people needing help with leprosy and we diagnosed over 1,100 new cases of leprosy which is similar to previous years, representing over 30% of all the new cases diagnosed in Nepal, and more than any other centre in the world. (more…)
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Update on Neelam – September 2013

A little while back we described the situation of Neelam, who had come back into Lalgadh in May with a severely infected foot ulcer. She was very ill but recovered well, although it was clear that her foot was in such a poor state, only a below-knee amputation would really help to make life easier. After a transfer to Anandaban Hospital in Kathmandu, the amputation went ahead and Neelam is now back at Lalgadh again, recovering and preparing for the next stage. This will involve a visit to Gree...
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Stories from Lalgadh Leprosy Services Centre

Kishori is a man who thought he had lost everything when he was diagnosed with leprosy over four years ago. Rejected by his family and his community, Kishori wanted to die, and saw no way out. Read how joining a Self Help Group restored his life (click here). Neelam first came to Lalgadh with leprosy symptoms when she was 6 years old. Her sister Poonam also has leprosy and although they have taken the medicine and the leprosy bacteria are all dead, they continue to live with the damage that lep...
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For Music Lovers in Switzerland!

Friends of Dr Graeme and Meena Clugston are putting on two music evenings in Geneva in the Auditoire de Calvin (next to the cathedral) to highlight the work of NLT and raise much needed funds. The first on Sunday 9th June at 5pm includes music by Bach, Telemann and Ian Clarke, and Shakespeare songs by Thomas Arne, Erich Korngold and Roger Quilter. The second on Sunday 16th June, will be a Children's Concert in support of children with leprosy at Lalgadh. In this concert, the musical items will b...
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Concert for Young Patients at Lalgadh

At the moment, there are ten children receiving inpatient care for their leprosy. Some of their stories are very sad. Friends of Graeme and Meena Clugston are arranging a concert this coming Sunday 17th June 2012, performed by the young people of the Church of Scotland in Geneva to raise funds to help support the treatment costs of these children. Most of the performers are gifted musicians so it should be enjoyable to listen to. Do support it if you can. Details are on the poster below: (more&h...
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