First NTD-ward opened in Nepal
The first ward for the treatment of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) was recently opened at Lumbini Provincial Hospital. It is the first ward of its kind ever to be integrated into a public hospital in Nepal. FAIRMED Nepal lobbied the government for a long time and supported the hospital management by training staff and providing medical equipment for the opening. Treatment and care here - in contrast to private clinics - is completely free of charge for those affected by NTDs.