Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Himalayan Cataract Project

Himalayan Cataract Project : "The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) is establishing a sustainable eye care infrastructure in the Himalaya that empowers local doctors to provide high-quality ophthalmic care through skills-transfer and education. The HCP responds to a pressing need for eye care in the Himalayan region. Our programs in Nepal, Tibet, China, Bhutan, India, Sikkim, and Pakistan have restored sight to tens of thousands of blind people every year since 1994, and our efficacy is increasing. By teaching ophthalmic care at all levels, by establishing a first-rate eye care infrastructure through creating and mentoring facilities, by making all of our facilities financially self-sustaining, and by addressing eye care from the public health level up to subspecialty care, our programs have brought world-class eye care to the people of the Himalaya. We hope to soon cut into the backlog of people blinded by preventable and treatable causes in the region. We appreciate your support, which has made possible our programs and has gone directly toward eradicating blindness in the Himalaya."

Reading this will gladden your heart - and it's people like these who remind us why doctors take up the practise of medicine in the first place !

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