ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL KOTHAMANGALAM, KERALA STATE

We worked with St. Joseph’s to deliver a Hospital-Based Community Eye Health project to the approximately 60,000 people of Kuttampuzha Panchayat. It’s a central area in Kerala State made up of about 85 villages. Its residents face many challenges like poor immunization, severe malnutrition among children and pregnant mothers, communicable diseases and water scarcity in the summer season.

Our goal was to create a model that enables community members to serve their own community while preventing and treating avoidable blindness for years to come. Our partnership with St. Joseph’s ended in 2012.