- Population 27.8 million
- Two-thirds of the population lives in the mountainous areas and only 13% in the cities
- Over 25% of the population lives below the poverty line
- The country was hit in 2015 by devastating earthquakes and landslides
- Agriculture is an important source of income as well as tourism
- There are only about 150 Nepalese ophthalmologists
- Just a handful of ophthalmologists work in remote areas.
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What does the Eye Care Foundation do?
The Eye Care Foundation supports two major eye hospitals; one in Pokhara and one in Mechi. The Eye Care Foundation also supports eye care programs in the four regions of Gandaki, Dhaulagiri, Mechi and Karnali.
- Financial support for eye camps and examination camps
- Stimulate awareness about eye care and provide information
- Building and equipping of eye hospitals and local clinics.
- Eye exams at school
The field office in Nepal was opened in 1988. The country representative, Anil Gorkhaly, supervises the projects. He is assisted by Sujata Gautam who is responsible for administration and finance. Mani Ram Pradhan is responsible for logistics. Anil Gorkhaly reports to Yvonne Reifler, head of projects at Eye Care Foundation. For medical advice they are assisted by the Dutch ophthalmologist Coen Hiemstra, who works on a voluntary basis as a medical advisor for the projects of the Eye Care Foundation in Nepal.
Contact Eye Care Foundation Nepal
T. + 977 1 4431721 (Res.)
M. + 977 9851074751
F. + 977 1 4260720