Srijana Adhikari provides a leprosy patient with medicine
Meet NLR Field coordinator Srijana Adhikari in Nepal
NLR Field coordinator Srijana Adhikari treating a person affected by leprosy in Nepal

I am happy that we now can also treat people preventively

LPEP Coordinator Srijana Adhikari

NLR Nepal is a frontrunner in the implementation of the Leprosy Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (LPEP) pilot. The project aims to assess the feasibility, acceptability, cost efficiency, and efficacy of chemoprophylaxis as a leprosy control strategy. It seeks to reduce the number of new cases of leprosy and prevent disability through early-stage detection of the disease.

Moreover, NLR Nepal promotes a Disability-Friendly Communities model. In this concept, communities, government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders become responsible and accountable towards fulfilling the rights of persons with disabilities, including persons affected by leprosy, as provisioned in laws, policies, and programmes. We pursue the full integration of persons with a disability, so they can play an active part in society and lead a normal life.

What have we achieved in Nepal?

Our results of last year

737

New leprosy cases diagnosed and treated

13,965

Persons that received SDR-PEP

565

Health staff trained on leprosy

33

Actors NLR Nepal is working with

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Leprosy doctor examines patient in LPEP project

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Person affected by leprosy receives a leg prosthese in order to be able to walk

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