A Vision for Eliminating Blindness
The Himalayan Cataract Project’s top priority is to reach the greatest number of unserved blind people, with the highest quality care, at the lowest possible cost. HCP was founded in 1995. Since then it has become a leader in international health innovation in the developing world based on its unrivaled model in eye care.
The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP)
- Humanitarian – serving the greatest number of unserved blind people possible regardless of their ability to pay
- High quality – treating with medical care comparable to western standards
- Innovation – refining the best surgical techniques, efficient practices and training methods
- Direct Impact – delivering on-site care and long-term care simultaneously
- Affordability – sustaining a formula of cost containment that makes care possible for everyone
- Replication – disseminating a proven model that can be taken anywhere to cure blindness
Eye Care Innovation Serves the Blind in the Developing World
The Himalayan Cataract Project thrives on the enduring passion of its founding directors, Dr. Sanduk Ruit and Dr. Geoffrey Tabin, ophthalmologists who dedicate their lives to eradicating unnecessary blindness. Their innovation and determination have made possible a life-altering cataract surgery for only $20 US which reaches the most needy patients in the world’s most remote places.
Change a Life for $20
For just $20, you can radically improve a human life through the gift of sight-restoring cataract surgery.
New Book — “Second Suns” — Features HCP Co-Founders Drs. Geoff Tabin and Sanduk Ruit
In June, Random House will release a new book by David Oliver Relin. Second Suns: Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight and Save Lives shines a light on the work of Himalayan Cataract Project ophthalmologists Dr. Geoff Tabin and Dr. Sanduk Ruit, who have dedicated their lives to restoring sight to blind people in isolated reaches of the Himalaya and Sub-Saharan Africa. Learn more about the Second Suns book and Drs. Ruit and Tabin.
Accelerate Ethiopia Recap
See photos and a recap of the Accelerate Ethiopia event held in February. It was an innovative 10-day event that raised awareness and funds for eye care and education in the Tigray region and brought together runners from all over the world.