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We had 18 patients admitted for Reconstructive Surgery 5 days ago from another district of WB. Inspite of all our counselling 6 of them absconded. As a last effort we encouraged our post op patients,( who had already undergone RCS surgery) to counsel them. Now the patients who are admitted for surgery has agreed without fear.

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A month ago, TLM India’s Inclusive Holistic Development of Individuals with Disabilities (IHDID) project started a new initiative by way of inclusive organic farming. It was done in partnership with TLM Hospital, in Kothara, Maharashtra, whose four acres of land was used for this purpose. This initiative saw its first fruit in the form of a basketful of Okra (Ladies’ fingers) through organic farming. The project staff took the Okras to the hospital chapel, and after thanksgiving along with the hospital staff, handed them over to Dr Asha Massey, Superintendent of the hospital. The main dish for today’s (29th August) lunch for inpatients of the hospital is a special dish prepared with this special produce! TLM's IHDID project and Kothara Hospital teams have enough to thank God for this great blessing! #TheLeprosyMissionTrustIndia #Okras #organicfarming #Kothara #IHDIDproject #TLMKotharahospital #inclusive

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One of the priorities of TLMTI is to make all its hospitals, Vocational Training Centres and Snehalayas (for the care of elderly people disabled by leprosy) disabled-friendly. TLMTI had already taken some action in this regard, and few units had already worked on it. But to standardise and bring uniformity, steps have been taken to conduct Access Audit and make necessary changes across TLMTI units. Mr Suresh Dhondge, Programme Manager, Inclusive Holistic Development of Individuals with Disabilities (IHDID) project has conducted Access Audit in seven hospitals, six Vocational Training Centres and two Snehalayas, from 3rd to 19th August. The recommendations made by him were shared with the concerned unit heads and were well-accepted by them. Environmental adaptations process is in progress. This initiative is coordinated by TLMTI’s Disability Coordinator, Mr Bino Berry and VTC Coordinator, Mr Vijay Patta. #TheLeprosyMissionTrustIndia #Disabilityfriendly #disability #accessaudit

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A big shout out to the Church and Society Council of The Church of Scotland who held a Connect Coffee Morning in aid of our Nepal Earthquake Emergency Appeal. Yummy home baking raised £146. Do you need an excuse to get together with friends/work colleagues over tea and cake? Then hold a coffee morning for people affected by leprosy.

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Global generosity helps TLM Nepal reach 18,000+ since 25 April

The Leprosy Mission Nepal (TLMN) has supported more than 18,000 people in 4000 households since the Great Earthquake two months ago.

Free medical care, counselling, shelter, cash, food and other emergency aid have been key elements of TLMN’s comprehensive response.

A history of extensive community involvement has enabled the charity to target the majority of its earthquake response to the most marginalised people, TLMN Country Director Shovakhar Kandel said today.

“TLMN has served the most vulnerable people in Nepal for many years – in villages, through cooperatives, self-help groups and at our major medical facility, Anandaban Hospital.  Since 25 April we have used our contacts and knowledge to ensure the needs of people affected by leprosy and other disabilities, female-headed households, the very poor and other marginalised groups are not overlooked at this time.”

Mr Kandel paid tribute to the people and organisations that have contributed to TLMN’s earthquake response.

“Our staff continue to put in an amazing effort, despite many having suffered damage to their own homes. Government officials, MPs, local authorities, community leaders and organisations such as CBM, IDEA Nepal and Samaritan’s Purse have been very supportive.

“And of course we are extremely thankful to the tens of thousands of Leprosy Mission supporters around the world who have donated over US$1.6m (more than £1m) so far to fund TLMN’s emergency and recovery work. This global generosity is deeply appreciated by all those in need, and is another fine example of the concern and love for Nepal at this difficult time.”

Key elements of the TLMN response since 25 April 2015 have been:

  • 407 earthquake-affected people have received treatment at Anandaban Hospital. This has included major and minor surgeries, physiotherapy, treatment and assistive devices
  • 1555 people affected by the earthquake have been treated at 15 emergency medical camps conducted in eight districts (Lalitpur, Kavre, Makwanpur, Sindhupalchowk, Dolaka, Rasuwa, Nuwakok and Ramechhap)
  • 2135 people have been treated by TLMN at 20 injury screening camps, in a project funded by CBM
  • 429 people have received counselling to date at Anandaban Hospital or at a health screening camp
  • 1416 households in Makwanpur, Lalitpur and Sindhupalchowk have received emergency food and non-food items
  • 2035 tarpaulins have been distributed to people affected by earthquakes in Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Kavre, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Dolakha, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchowk
  • 639 households in Ramechhap, Dolakha and Rasuwa have received recovery support of 8 sheets of CGI roof sheeting and/or cash support. TLMN aims to raise this number to 1500 through activity in 8 other districts in the coming weeks
  • TLMN has partnered with the Nepal Government to provide training and technical support to enable Government Health Centres to provide improved leprosy care
  • 26 TLMN staff whose homes were lost or damaged have been given a cash grant. A further 44 staff are expected to be supported in this way

Mr Kandel said TLMN has created a US$2.6m plan for its earthquake response over the next three years.  Shelter support and long-term medical care will be key features, as will be rebuilding and renovation work to ensure Anandaban Hospital can continue to fulfill its role as a community hospital, as Nepal’s leading national leprosy hospital and a recognised referral centre during medical emergencies.