Blindness isolates people from their world, leads to premature death, and burdens 2 ½ caretakers for each blind individual. Today over 36 million people are blind and the leading cause - cataracts - can be cured with a $25, 10-minute operation, restoring independence and dignity. HCP|CureBlindness has been working for 24 years in over 20 countries, and we’ve proven that needless blindness can be solved. Training, infrastructure, and programs are the hallmarks of our work. Each year we cure tens of thousands of people with our proven, validated, and published model. Working with ministries of health and other NGOs, we successfully reduced blindness by 2/3 in Nepal and are on track to do the same in Ghana and Ethiopia. Our organization is scaling rapidly with a committed board, quality systems, expanding staff, robust programs, and innovative public-private partnerships. This grant will cure 500,000 people and scale our sustainable systems.
Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc.website: http://www.cureblindness.org
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