With Your Help, Anandaban Hospital Rebuilds Post-Earthquake


With your gifts and a four-year $500,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program, American Leprosy Missions is breaking ground on a desperately needed new building at Anandaban Hospital in Nepal. With this new building, Anandaban will be able to better serve people with leprosy and related diseases, as well as pregnant women and new mothers.

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world; over 30% of the population lives on less than $14 per month, and hospital access is particularly difficult for women and those in rural areas. Anandaban Hospital is the only hospital in the southern area of Lalitpur, receiving over 17,000 medical and surgical visits annually. It’s also recognized internationally as one of the foremost leprosy research facilities in the developing world. Anandaban plays a crucial role in the local community through leprosy care and outreach, surgery, maternity care, and other medical services.

Since the 2015 earthquake damaged its 50-year-old facilities, the hospital has had less capacity to offer quality care. This exciting construction project will provide Anandaban Hospital with the necessary infrastructure to offer high-quality surgery, rehabilitation and maternity services.

Thanks to your support of American Leprosy Missions’ work in Nepal, the foundation is complete on the new three-story building which will house a trauma center—with two operation theaters and surgical wards—the emergency ward, and the maternity block with delivery room and associated wards. 

Thank you for your commitment to spreading dignity and hope to those suffering from leprosy and related diseases around the world. With these improvements at Anandaban Hospital, you provide a spacious, earthquake-safe and disability-friendly environment for thousands of underserved people to receive care and the love of Christ. 

Our Partners

The current upgrades at Anandaban Hospital are made possible by you, our faithful donors, USAID ASHAThe Leprosy Mission International and The Leprosy Mission Nepal.


The U.S. Agency for International Development’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program aims to increase the ability of overseas schools, libraries and hospitals to demonstrate U.S. advancements in education and medical technology. These institutions then contribute to the strengthening of mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries while creating a foundation for leadership development.

Sunil Anand, our regional director for Asia (third from left) and Jim Oehrig, our VP of integral mission (second from right) visit the project at Anandaban Hospital.

The foundation is complete for the new building!

Your support for us and Anandaban Hospital impacts thousands of lives every year.