This is one of the largest leprosy referral hospitals in the country, providing free, high quality treatment for leprosy complications and reconstructive surgery. Patients are also trained in self-care techniques to ensure that their injuries do not deteriorate.
Central region technical support & training (Anandaban)
This project works closedly with the Government of Nepal to provide training for government health workers in leprosy diagnosis, treatment and self-care. It also provides training for project workers from other NGOs and enables us to have a voice in government leprosy policy and decision making.
INF clinic & community
Working with the International Nepal Fellowship (INF), this project, based in Sukhet, aims to develop a model service that has a strong focus on self care to prevent recurrent ulcers. Self care training is provided, along with support to ensure livelihoods are undertaken in a way that does not lead to further disability. This training, counselling and mentoring is undertaken both at the clinic and at the home, helping people to ensure treatment completion and that self care is an integral part of their daily routine.
INF action against reaction
Working in partnership with the INF, this project is providing reaction treatment and care from Green Pastures Hospital in Pokhara. The project integrates a research element that is trying to improve treatment regimes for leprosy reaction.
The laboratory at Anandaban Hospital is one of the most important research centres for leprosy in the developing world. It contributes to the development of improved diagnosis and treatment and aims to enlarge the current knowledge base about leprosy. This enables evidence-based policy making decisions by organisations and governments relevant to leprosy-affected populations worldwide.
Livelihoods & Empowerment (Kirby Laing Foundation)
This project will work with 1,200 people marginalised within their communities for reasons of disability, caste, gender, leprosy (and other diseases), and experiencing complex personal, social and economic problems resulting in extreme poverty. Through self-help groups, advocacy, micro-finance, asset transfer, empowerment and skills training, beneficiaries will be able to earn an income and enjoy better levels of participation in family and community life.
This project includes aid relief and emergency medical care given to earthquake-affected people in the aftermath of the earthquakes as well as plans for the rebuilding of the Anandaban Hospital facilities, as well as homes of leprosy-affected people and TLM Nepal staff and other rehabilitation support (including counselling).