School children at Laxman Ganj Village School in Nepal

Nepal

Nepal’s diverse terrain – ranging from hot and humid in the south to the 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 is left without adequate access to quality eye care services.

Success in Nepal

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

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 paediatric eye care services across the country: the Tilganga Eye Institute and the Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS).

Patient stories: treating Krish, Nepal, for cataracts

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.
Read full story

Partners

  • Tilganga Eye Institute
  • Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS)

Help support our sight saving work across Asia and Africa

Donate Now