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Himalayan Cataract Project

Thematic Focus Areas

HCP works to cure needless blindness with the highest quality care at the lowest cost, through ophthalmic care, education, and establishment of world-class infrastructure.

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Christopher Briscoe

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Christopher Briscoe

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Christopher Briscoe

Charity Videos

Charity Impact

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Christopher Briscoe

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.

The Hossana outreach team was led by HCP board member Dr. Matt Oliva, and while Dr. Oliva performed a large number of surgeries himself, the majority of the work was performed by local ophthalmologists, nurses and other Ethiopian medical professionals.



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