Life changing surgery for Imran

Life changing surgery for Imran

Twenty-nine-year-old Imran* is from Banke district in the hot southern plains, an area with one of the country’s highest leprosy incidences. Eight years ago, he noticed blisters and anaesthetic patches on his right elbow and swelling in his ankles, feet and...
Hope for the Future

Hope for the Future

In Nepal, especially in rural and remote areas, women and their newborns struggle to access health care due to poverty, long distances to health facilities, or because high quality health services simply are not available. Female Community Health Volunteers [FCHVs]...
Bal Krishna’s story

Bal Krishna’s story

Bal Krishna [19] is a student from Banke district. ­Three years ago, he noticed small patches on his left knee. When he went to the local hospital, he was diagnosed with leprosy and began multi-drug therapy. Despite regularly taking his medication, Bal Krishna’s...
Pocket money for social change

Pocket money for social change

Nagendra speaks haltingly but with clarity and passion about the work of a self-organised children’s club in the Janaki rural municipality of Banke District in Western Nepal. The chair of the group, Nagendra has been able to study up to Year 5, but that’s...

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