World Leprosy Day 2018

Sunday 28th January is World Leprosy Day 2018.

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Congratulations to all our staff and patients, our children’s unit in Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital in Nepal is being officially opened today.

Faces of Nepal

I have just spent an inspirational  week working in NLT’s Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital in south-eastern Nepal.  Reviewing and discussing our projects and working with the community outreach teams as they go about their daily work. I was also assisting Dr Sarah Jay as she collected survey responses for research assessing the group approach to empowerment.

Lalgadh hospital’s outreach work in village communities is the focus of this research. CSI-R University of Limerick Irish Research Council         

The only downside to the trip was the icy cold fog that lingered most of the week preventing the sun from breaking through. The cold weather adds to the discomfort of village life especially were many families are still living under tarpaulin or straw.  A short video giving a brief view of one of my days there, Vera for NLT Ireland 2018.