Our Work in Nepal

Nepal’s diverse terrain – hot and humid in the south, snow-clad Himalayas in the north – has exacerbated the unequal distribution of infrastructure, equipment and human resources in eye health. As a result, much of the population (230,000 people blind and 1.47 million 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 2019, 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).

Holiday Appeal: Restore sight and hope to children like Megha

December 12, 2019

If you met Megha, you would immediately see that this bright fourth grader from Nepal wears her glasses with pride. The simple lenses do more than just correct her vision. Without them she would have been destined to a life of poverty and dependence. And it's thanks to our kind supporters that Megha can now see a bright future.
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  • Tilganga Eye Institute
  • Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS)

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