Nepal

  • Anandaban HospitalAnandaban Hospital
  • Central region technical support & training (Anandaban)Central region technical support & training (Anandaban)
  • INF clinic & communityINF clinic & community
  • INF action against reactionINF action against reaction
  • Nepal research at Anandaban HospitalNepal research at Anandaban Hospital

Anandaban Hospital

This project is ensuring Anandaban Hospital is providing high quality, comprehensive medical care to 6,000 people affected by leprosy, and basic medical services to over 25,000 other people in the region. 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. Approximately 1,600 surgeries are carried out each year, of which 250 are reconstructive surgeries for people affected by leprosy.

Central region technical support & training (Anandaban)

This project works closely 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 organisations from across the globe and enables TLM to have a voice in government leprosy policy and decision making.

Leprosy Services in Western Nepal

This Jersey Overseas Aid-funded project works in the Western and Mid-Western Regions of Nepal to strengthen and improve the reach of leprosy services in some of the poorest areas of the country. This will ultimately improve the health and quality of life of people affected by leprosy through early diagnosis and treatment, and the management of complications such as leprosy reaction, neuritis and ulcers. Capacity of the Nepal Government's Leprosy Control Division (LCD) in two regions, and capacity of three partner hospitals and clinics, will be strengthened through equipping and training them to reduce the prevalence and disability due to leprosy. 

Nepal research

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. Current research is focused on leprosy as well as other Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Livelihoods & Empowerment (Kirby Laing Foundation)

Funded by the Kirby Laing Foundation, this project is working with 1,200 people marginalised within their communities for reasons of disability, caste, gender, leprosy (and other diseases), who are experiencing complex personal, social and economic problems resulting in extreme poverty. Through self-help groups, advocacy, micro-finance, asset transfer, empowerment and skills training, clients will be able to earn an income and enjoy better levels of participation in family and community life.

Post-earthquake reconstruction

This project included aid relief and emergency medical care given to earthquake-affected people in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquakes. It also includes plans for the rebuilding of the Anandaban Hospital facilities and is providing new homes for leprosy-affected people and TLM Nepal staff, as well as providing other rehabilitation support (including counselling). 

Leprosy Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (LPEP) Project

This project is part of a clinical research study exploring the potential of using a single-dose of rifampicin (SDR) to help control the spread of leprosy. The project covers two districts in Nepal, training community health volunteers to screen contacts of those diagnosed with leprosy and then enabling them to treat those without clinical signs of leprosy with SDR. Suspect cases are referred to trained medics for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment.