Nepalese school children sit and learn at Laxman Ganj village school. The girl in the foreground has long plaited hair and is writing, as are her peers

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 (230k people blind and 1.47m 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 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.

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

PARTNERS

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