Squirrels on Brownsea Island found to have leprosy

In 2014, red squirrels in Scotland were found to have a form of leprosy. Research in other areas has recently shown that leprosy is also present amongst the red squirrel population on Brownsea Island off the south coast of Britain, and Edinburgh University is to conduct a study to find out how the disease is spread, as little is known about this, and to learn how to control this spread. The disease causes swelling and loss of hair on ears, muzzle and feet and is affecting the population alth...
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Bob’s Walk

The Rev. Bob Higham was a trustee of NLT for several years in the 1980's/1990's, and has done several long walks to raise funds for charity. This spring Bob is walking the 96 mile England-Scotland border with his daughter Shirley to raise funds for NLT. Leprosy is a chronic disease associated with poverty, and although it is not very infectious, it causes severe and permanent damage to the skin, nerves, limbs and eyes if untreated. This damage can result in those parts losing feeling, and wi...
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Congratulations! Australia Day Honour given to Dr Graeme Clugston

Dr Graeme Clugston was honoured in the Australia Day Honours List this January 2016, for distinguished service to medicine, and to the international community of Nepal, particularly to people with leprosy, and to global health and nutrition. Graeme has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia. Graeme and his wife Meena have been working at Lalgadh Leprosy Services Centre for nearly 9 years now and have seen the work there grow in diversity and in volume, as the numbers of general pa...
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November and the Blockade Continues….

Since the 20th September when the new Constitution was announced, things have not got any easier in Nepal, as the stranglehold on trade by people near the Indian border has prevented fuel and cooking gas coming into the country. Many other supplies have also been affected and the NLT workshop is at a near standstill as leather and glue have become unavailable, and the building work on the Kathmandu office has also stopped as cement has run out. Cars and taxis wait for days in queues more than a ...
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Nepal has a New Constitution

On Sunday 20th September, the President of Nepal, Ram Baran Yadav, signed the New Constitution of Nepal and finally ended the many years of missed deadlines, and arguments about what should, and should not be included. There was celebration in many parts of Nepal, but there are still those, particularly the people in the Terai, who feel that they are not adequately represented by the new constitution. There have been continuing violent protests in the Terai area and the Indian Government has...
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Sponsored Walk – Perfect weather, great company, lovely scenery

The NLT sponsored walk along the Thames happened on schedule on Saturday 19th, and was blessed with sunshine for the whole walk. It was slow going as we dawdled with small children, enjoying the views, but we made it back to the NLT office late in the afternoon to a reward of scones, cream and strawberry jam. We need to do a few calculations to work out the approximate steps we took, and the funds we have raised but it was an encouraging improvement on last year and makes next year something...
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