NLT’s new 5-year General Agreement has been signed

We had some great news just two weeks ago! The next General Agreement between Nepal Leprosy Trust UK and the Government of Nepal was signed on 9th January 2024, after about 16 months of negotiation between our CEO Kamal Shrestha, and the Social Welfare Council officials. Kamal says that the process this time has been 'very long and bureaucratic', and we are grateful to him for his persistence. Because of the long time elapsed, the new agreement is effective from 8th February 2023, so we h...
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World Leprosy Day – Sunday 28th January 2024

World Leprosy day is observed internationally every year all around the world, usually on the last Sunday in January, which is the 28th January this year, 2024.  At our Nepal Leprosy Trust office in Richmond, we will be holding a coffee morning on the Friday 26th January, to help raise funds for our work in Nepal. In most countries, even today, people still think that leprosy does not exist any more. World Leprosy Day is an opportunity to make people more aware that leprosy is still a wides...
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Surgery at Lalgadh

The resident doctors, (such as Dr Krishna Lama – our Deputy Director and reconstructive surgeon) hold a weekly surgery day which includes major surgery but also procedures such as the debriding of ulcers (A procedure to remove debris or infected/dead tissue from a wound) or cleaning and dressing wounds. Every year,  Donald Sammut makes an annual visit to Lalgadh hospital.  He spends a few weeks performing hand surgery for people with various hand problems.   This is top level surgery, provide...
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Staff at Lalgadh Hospital!

        Lalgadh hospital is situated in south eastern Nepal, in the hot flat Terai region of Nepal, close to the border of Bihar, India. More than 20% of our patients come across the border from India. It has grown from being a small hospital to one of the busiest hospitals dealing with Leprosy. It now has 120 staff in the  different departments: Senior Staff Staff in the different departments Many of our senior staff are solid Christians, which takes some courage ...
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Earthquake!!

On 3rd November at 10 minutes to midnight a powerful 6.4 earthquake struck Nepal with its epicentre in Jajarkot, a remote hilly district, 330 km west of Kathmandu. Deaths have been reported and many injured.  The major cause of deaths and injuries is the collapse of weak building structures, as thousands of houses were destroyed . The earthquake is the deadliest event since the 2015 Gorkha earthquake and was felt all over the country and as far as in North India. UNICEF say children accou...
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