Operation Eyesight’s goal is to build resilient communities that have access to quality, integrated eye health care. We can’t do this without our local partner hospitals. And these hospitals urgently need our help. They need YOUR help.
For years, we have been working closely with local government and hospital partners help them map out a better future for their citizens who face avoidable blindness. With these strong partnerships in place, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were well positioned to help our partners respond to the immediate challenges presented by the virus. Today, given the escalated situation in South Asia and around the world, we need to continue supporting our partner hospitals so together we can save sight, and save lives.
An urgent request from our partner in Kerala, India:
– Mary Sebastian, Administrator, Little Flower Hospital
Please donate today to help save sight and save lives. Right now, we are focusing our COVID-19 response efforts in India, Nepal and Bangladesh where communities urgently need your help. Working with Little Flower Hospital and 10 more partner hospitals, our immediate response will focus on two areas:
In addition to our immediate response in our South Asian countries of work, we continue to safely conduct our community eye health and outreach programs in a limited capacity in sub-Saharan Africa. We’re providing families with access to clean water, to help prevent the spread of diseases like COVID-19 and blinding trachoma.
When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, Operation Eyesight acted quickly, working through our partnerships and our experience with community outreach to provide immediate aid in the regions where we work. With support from our donors, we were able to keep our partner hospitals from becoming overwhelmed, allowing them to continue to provide quality eye health care services. We brought clean water sources and infection education to thousands of families, not only preventing the spread of COVID-19, but expanding on our existing programs to bring clean water and hygiene education to communities where blinding trachoma is prevalent. Our donors were part of a movement to respond to a global emergency with compassion and care, and they also helped to move our sight-saving programs to the next level.
Through our 2020 COVID-19 efforts we:
For more detailed information on our 2020 COVID-19 response in the countries where we implemented it, click on the links below: