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A leprosy hospital’s urgent plea for Nepal’s Covid vaccine rollout

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Nepal is now facing a more severe crisis than the earthquake of April 2015, which killed 9,000 people. While the country has reported almost 9,000 Covid deaths, public health experts believe this figure to be vastly underestimated.

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Leprosy hospital in Himalayas is among the first centres to give the Covid-19 vaccine in Nepal

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The Covid-19 vaccine roll-out began in Nepal on Wednesday 27 January with 169 frontline health workers vaccinated at The Leprosy Mission’s Anandaban Hospital, on the outskirts of Kathmandu.

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Funding from the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office enables a lifesaving COVID-19 facility to open in Nepal

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A Covid-19 isolation ward has opened at The Leprosy Mission's Anandaban Hospital thanks to a grant from the British government.

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