Hope in Nepal, with support from The Leprosy Mission | Hannah Davey
At the beginning of 2020, I was fortunate enough to spend an incredible few weeks in Nepal, experiencing and documenting the work of The Leprosy Mission (TLM). TLM is building a better future, not only for those affected by leprosy, but for entire communities. I fell in love with the generosity of the people, the incredible beauty and the Nepali tea.
Leprosy is a devastating disease that damages nerves, causes ulcers, reduces immunity and carries an ingrained stigma. TLM funds and operates Anandaban Hospital, above the village of Tikabhairab. A truly transformative place, it supports sufferers to become cured of leprosy. Patients regain confidence, and reintegrate into society through meaningful employment and purpose.
TLM and Anandaban Hospital also support surrounding communities by providing employment, essential medical services for non-leprosy patients, and self-help groups. At the time of writing, one third of ward space is dedicated to treating people with Covid
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