A Glimpse of What We Do: LLHSC is one of the world’s busiest leprosy hospitals – at times the busiest - vying for that “honour” with a leprosy hospital across the border in UP India. LLHSC has an annual patient-flow (in a non-COVID year) of over 1,100 NEW leprosy patients, and over 12,000 total leprosy consultations (new and returning), and over 110,000 outpatient consultations of all types (skin diseases, tuberculosis, typhoid, cholera, malaria, elephantiasis, parasitic diseases etc) including 20,000 children.
LLHSC has almost 100 inpatient beds ... and an awesome Community Outreach program with 120 Self-Help Groups. LLHSC runs the leprosy program on behalf of the Nepal Government with a catchment area across Province-2 – that includes 8 Districts with a population of 6.01 million, adjacent to the border with India. It has 45% of all new cases of leprosy in Nepal. LLHSC also has a packed Training Program – training Government health workers, doctors and others, including International students.
Nepal Leprosy Trust is a Christian organization that serves people affected by leprosy, as well as other ill, needy, marginalized, disabled and poor.
At LLHSC we strive for the elimination of leprosy and its consequences, through serving people affected by leprosy, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and other diseases of poverty, especially those who are disabled, needy, stigmatised and marginalised, by providing (a) good quality preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care, (b) training and capacity building, and (c) a community outreach that promotes health, socio-economic development and human rights, especially through participative community development,