The Himalayan Cataract Project supports local partners throughout the Himalayas and Sub-Saharan Africa who are dedicated to strengthening eye care in their countries. Infrastructure investments involve supplying local practitioners with what they need to provide high-quality eye care in a range of facilities. This includes providing consumables and equipment for surgery, expanding existing facilities to meet unmet needs and constructing new ones in partnership with local partners.
Our partners work in a variety of circumstances - from community eye centers in rural areas staffed by ophthalmic assistants to academic training centers offering a full range of ophthalmic subspecialties and residency training. HCP provides financial support and administrative assistance depending on need. HCP also assists newly established groups work toward financial independence. In all cases, HCP’s works to develop our partners’ self reliance and ability to provide high quality eye care indefinitely.