In 2016, we expanded our Hospital-Based Community Eye Health Program into Nepal.
We first worked in Nepal in 1973, when we established the Nepal Eye Hospital in Katmandu, the country’s first full-fledged eye hospital. Before leaving the country, we played an instrumental role in establishing and/or strengthening five other eye hospitals in Nepal.
After leaving to focus our blindness prevention programs in more urgently needed areas, our support was requested again. Today, we partner with Nepal Eye Hospital and Fateh-Bal Eye Hospital in Nepalgunj.
During the pandemic, our work in Nepal focused on training community health workers, distributing hygiene kits, as well as providing health education to vulnerable and marginalized communities.
pairs of eyeglasses dispensed