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