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Nepal

In this beautiful yet vulnerable country, your support is bringing regeneration to projects and communities affected by the 2015 earthquake.

The Leprosy Mission began its work in Nepal in 1957 and is now the largest organisation working in leprosy in Nepal.

In Nepal, leprosy is perceived in many village communities as a punishment for misdeeds in a former life. This often leads to people hiding the early signs of leprosy, leaving them vulnerable to severe disability.

The bulk of TLM’s work here is carried out at Anandaban Hospital, located near the capital, Kathmandu. People from all around the country are referred here for complications including loss of feeling, disability, ulcers and leprosy reaction, and for reconstructive surgery.

As well as the hospital, TLM also operates a renowned research lab, community outreach clinics, and self-help groups.  More recently, TLM was heavily involved in responding to the devastating earthquake of 2015, providing treatment for the injured and, later, supporting people to rebuild their lives.

  In 2016 170 reconstructive surgeries were performed at TLM’s Anandaban Hospital

In 2015, 2,751 new cases of leprosy diagnosed but more than 150,000 people in Nepal are living with disabilities caused by leprosy

TLM NI’s involvement

  • Anandaban Hospital

    With 150 beds and two large outpatients’ clinics, one in the nearby urban area, Anandaban serves leprosy patients and the general community, and has a growing reputation for high-quality orthopaedic services.

    Sadly, Anandaban’s buildings were damaged in the 2015 earthquake but reconstruction of the wards and staff housing is nearly complete – much of this has only been possible thanks to your generous donations!

  • Earthquake response

    Not only is your support helping to restore damaged buildings, your generous gifts are also bringing hope to shattered lives.

    On 25 April 2015 and on the days following, over 8,000 people died and many thousands more were injured when a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck this mountainous nation.

    In response, TLM NI asked for your help to rebuild TLM’s damaged hospital and to provide care and shelter for the many leprosy-affected people left homeless by the earthquake. And help you did raising over £X. What an achievement and what a legacy you are leaving in this stricken country.

  • Patan Clinic

    In September 2016, thanks to your generous gifts, TLM Nepal officially opened a new building for Patan Clinic, a satellite clinic of Anadaban Hospital. The original building was damaged during the earthquake and staff had been working outdoors in difficult conditions to keep this vital health centre open.

    What’s more, the government has now agreed that the clinic can operate five days a week (previously it was only allowed to operate on a Wednesday). This clinic not only provides essential out-patient treatment for leprosy patients, it also offers a variety of medical services, including gynecology and paediatrics, that people living in the surrounding communities would not be able to otherwise access. What an amazing project to be a part of!

Dipak's story

Dipak's story highlights how TLM's Anandaban Hospital is bringing hope and healing to leprosy patients.

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