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The Himalayan Cataract Project and The Tilganga Eye Centre are long-standing, trusted partners whose close collaboration with other organizations is essential in carrying out effective and successful projects. HCP and Tilganga share a binding, core philosophy that stands behind each of the partners they engage: the belief that the eradication of needless blindness is fundamentally a human right. Partners with this shared goal help the HCP strengthen its mission to eradicate preventable and curable blindness.

HCP core funding and strategic partnerships include:


A2Z: The USAID Micronutrient and Child Blindness Project

London Vision Clinic

Millennium Villages Project


ORBIS International


The Fred Hollows Foundation

University of Utah's John A. Moran Eye Center

United States Agency for International Development


The network of partners that make HCP and Tilganga’s work possible is diverse and multifaceted. It consists of individuals and institutions ranging from local, grassroots health workers in remote areas, to volunteer ophthalmologists, all the way to large multinational donors, and many more.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is a special partner, based in Australia, with a long shared history at Tilganga. In 2005, the three organizations, the Himalayan Cataract Project, The Fred Hollows Foundation and the Tilganga Eye Centre, fully embraced the idea of working collaboratively to strengthen eye care services throughout the developing world. To this end, The Fred Hollows Foundation joined HCP in supporting the expansion of the Tilganga Eye Centre and the two organizations are working closely in the Himalayas and beyond.


HCP wishes to acknowledge the network of friends that play a role in our work, whether helping us to share our story, helping us to move ophthalmologists and trainees around the world, or helping us house trainees at our partner institution in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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