Congratulations! Australia Day Honour given to Dr Graeme Clugston

Graeme with Meena at work
Graeme with Meena at work

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 patients have increased year by year. Graeme’s enthusiasm and links with friends in Australia, Switzerland, the UK and America have brought the work at Lalgadh to a wider audience and have enabled the facilities at Lalgadh to develop in practical

Delivering blankets to Sindhuli
Delivering blankets to to a village high up in Sindhuli District

ways, particularly with improvements to the in-patients facilities. Graeme has also been much involved with the earthquake relief effort and has accompanied several loads of food and supplies into the hill areas north of Lalgadh.

Before working with NLT in Nepal, Graeme worked with the WHO in its Food and Nutrition programme and has always had a special interest in Asia. Graeme has brought his passion for the poor and for Nepal to his work with people affected by leprosy at Lalgadh. Graeme was recently interviewed about his work by the Australian media and you can listen to it here.

Congratulations to Graeme from all at NLT UK!