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HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT: Training and partnership development in South Sudan

After years of civil war and with only a small handful of eye care professionals serving a population of nearly 13 million people, most South Sudanese lack adequate access to eye care. HCP is working with our partners to reduce avoidable blindness in South Sudan as well as develop partnerships that strengthen the country’s national […]

The many faces of global health

Health and wellness looks different in every country and on every continent. What some may regard as a right in one country, is inaccessible or scarce in another. Global health represents the environments that affect physical, social and mental well-being for all humans.

Himalayan Cataract Project supports eye health in remote communities

In February, Global Impact is focusing on global health and the environments and obstacles that people around the world face on their path to wellness. Global Impact’s featured charity partner, Himalayan Cataract Project, works to screen communities for eye disease and provide restorative eye surgery for a minimal cost. To support this charity and other […]


Rebecca Okyere, 63, began having problems with her eyes four years ago. “It felt like there were sand particles in my eyes. It really disturbed me and when I visited the hospital, the doctor said I needed surgery, but it was too expensive for me. It was great news when I heard about this outreach […]


A father’s little boy sits in a line of cataract patients, all bearing a handwritten I.D. number taped to their foreheads. They are waiting for their turn on the operating table, already wearing blue medical gowns with dark plastic bags wrapped around their feet. The father and the boy listen as the eye nurse explains […]

HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT: Happiness sparked in Saipal, Nepal

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Scanning the surrounding mountains with newly-unbandaged eyes Pyaru Bohora, a 77-year-old patient exclaimed, “Oh, it’s morning! I can see now!” Her happiness could be felt rising like the warmth given off by the morning sun. Pyaru, a resident from Bajhang, was under the expert care of Dr. Reeta Gurung, CEO of Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology. […]

20/20 vision: How the Himalayan Cataract Project cures blindness in 20 minutes for $20

A group of women sitting down outside and looking at the camera. Logo: Himalayan Cataract Project

The 2 million cataract surgeries that are performed in the U.S. each year make the procedure feel routine, when actually the results are quite extraordinary. Last year, I had an opportunity to personally see this in action. In early 2020, right before the COVID-19 pandemic halted non-essential medical procedures, my dad underwent cataract surgery in […]

HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT: 2020 – a year in review

In addition to celebrating our 25th year, a true highlight of 2020 was a milestone we reached together with scores of implementing partners around the world – surpassing 1 million surgeries! From our beginnings in the Himalayas to restoring sight in more than 20 countries, we are so grateful to you and all of our […]

HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT: First 2020 Ethiopian High-Volume Campaign a Success

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Ethiopia’s first high-volume cataract campaign of 2020 signaled a strong start in working toward curing preventable blindness in the country. Over the span of four days, HCP and its implementing partners performed 1,054 sight-restoring surgeries. In 2019, HCP completed 23,100 surgeries in Ethiopia and has set a 2020 target of 30,000 surgeries in the country. […]