Fighting Blindness in Nepal

Nepal’s diverse terrain – ranging from hot & humid in the south to the snow clad Himalayas in the north – has exacerbated the unequal distribution of infrastructure, equipment & human resources in eye health.

As a result much of the population (230k people blind & 1.47m visually impaired) is left without access to quality eye care services.

Success in Nepal

In 2007, we established the first child-friendly children's eye care center in Lumbini, Nepal. Inspired by the success of this initiative, we’re strengthening pediatric eye care services throughout Nepal by building the capacity of local eye hospitals through the national pediatric eye care program.

In 2020, we delivered:

What We're Doing Next

Our goal is to increase the availability and accessibility of eye care services in Nepal. This means working on ways to strengthen rural referral networks and building relationships with local hospitals.

We're working with two local partners to expand pediatric eye care services across the country: the Tilganga Eye Institute and the Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS).

Krish now has a future, thanks to you

May 30, 2017

Without your support, Krish would be blind today. Seven-year-old Krish began going blind the moment he was born. Cataracts threatened to resign him to a life of darkness and poverty in Nepal.
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  • Tilganga Eye Institute
  • Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS)


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