Happiness of Helpless Women 2

  Somani Devi Mandal, a resident of Basatpur 4, Sarlahi district, who has lost one leg due to leprosy, is a person living in poverty. She lives in the house made by Lalgadh for her. There are 3 people in the family. Herhusband used to work as a labourer and he used to earn his living from that. At present though, because he is old and blind, no one will give him a job so he has no income. Her daughter (Koushlya) got a scholarship in IT. Because they don’t have much money, she wasn’t ...
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Happiness of Helpless Women

Dauna Devi Paswan, a leprosy affected and single woman, is an elderly woman resident of Nigaul Mahottari. After the death of her husband and the marriage of her 1 daughter in Sarlahi, she has been living alone. In the beginning she could cook and eat by herself, but now she can't. Her neighbour is now taking care of her. They provide food, help her take a bath, wash her clothes etc. She is living in a house built by the Lalgadh leprosy hospital. Her life is supported by an old age allowance and ...
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A meaningful start to Easter!

Lalgadh doctors decided they would spend their free Friday afternoon doing a free clinic at Sundarpur (7kms from lalgadh Hospital), a very poor and needy village. They saw 116 patients including 35 children. Whilst at Sandarpur, they met a lady with an affected left foot and leprosy.  She was barely existing as local villagers didn't like her using their local water supply. So krishna Hari and Raj Kumar managed to get a water supply fixed up in two days and a water pipe i...
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The government started a campaign to eliminate rickets and dwarfism in children decades ago. However, the Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2022 has pointed out that 25 percent of all children under the age of five in the mountainous region still face issues related to dwarfism. But the government is committed to reducing the numbers of dwarfs by 2030 Meanwhile the Dwarf Association (which has 200 members and was formed in 2008) is seeking from the government land to build a village speci...
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Lack of Rain!

  In December 2023,  forecasters anticipated above average rainfall for Nepal during the winter, but halfway through the season, many areas remain rainless for four months. The absence of rain is causing dryness in mountain terraces and plains, affecting winter wheat and snowfall in the Himalayas. The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology recorded minimal rainfall, contradicting initial predictions. The trend of declining winter rainfall and rising temperatures aligns with global p...
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Leprosy on the increase – in Florida!

Compared to India and Nepal the numbers are very low but this year has seen an increase in leprosy cases in central Florida, USA. It seems that these cases are not coming from abroad, or from transmission from known cases, but suggest that leprosy is now endemic in Florida. There has been a longstanding connection between armadillos, which are found in Florida, and leprosy but the recent cases do not seem to have any link with armadillos. Researchers are puzzled, but do say that this does not re...
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