Integrated Mobilisation of People for Active Community Transformation (IMPACT)


The Participatory Action for Community Empowerment and Development (PACED CHAMP) project concluded in 2019. The next phase of the project,
IMPACT, will continue action toward leprosy and preventable disease control using the SHG/Cooperative model in three new districts: Rupandehi, Kapilbastu and Parasi.

Last year, the PACED CHAMP project achieved many successes, including:
• 160 people received Prevention of Disability training
• 608 people reached with training on family violence
• 1832 members of Self-Help Groups

Social Return on Investment
Your support of this project last year meant that 14 accessible water points and 5 toilets were constructed, at an average cost of $112 per facility.

Australian Aid Supported by the Australian Government
This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). Thanks to ANCP, this project is able to help improve the well-being of people affected by leprosy and disability in Nepal.


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The Leprosy Mission in Nepal

Leprosy remains a significant health problem in Nepal—a population where the majority of people are subsistence farmers. The leprosy-prevalence rate is 2.6 cases per 10,000 population (WHO, 2013), well above the World Health Organisation elimination target. Poverty, the stigma of leprosy, and poor access to healthcare all contribute to the high rate of leprosy.

The Leprosy Mission Australia has been working in partnership with the Nepali government since 1957, providing specialist leprosy care at Anandaban Hospital, which is also a centre for extensive leprosy research and treatment development.

In partnership with Leprosy Mission Nepal and Nepal Leprosy Fellowship (NLF), The Leprosy Mission Australia works in community empowerment, development, disability awareness and rehabilitation, and socio-economic rehabilitation in the Central Development and Eastern Development Regions of Nepal.

The Leprosy Mission Nepal is responding to the COVID-19 crisis by distributing sanitisers, masks and disinfectant soap to communities around the Anandaban Hospital area.

They are also raising community awareness through local radio stations.

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