Reducing childhood blindness in Nepal: the National Programme for Control of Childhood Blindness

IAPB-Country Chair Nepal and Executive Director
Organisation: Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh

In Nepal, the most blinding conditions among children are preventable; these include – Vitamin A deficiency, Xerophthalmia, measles, ophthalmia neonatorum, eye injuries, congenital cataract and congenital glaucoma.  Refractive error, squint and amblyopia are other common causes for vision impairment, low vision and unilateral blindness. National Programme for Control of Childhood Blindness In 2010, with the…

Eye Care Foundation celebrates 35 successful years

Executive Manager
Organisation: Eye Care Foundation

The Eye Care Foundation together with our partners and IAPB celebrated our 35 Anniversary on 26 August in Kathmandu.  The Honorable Dr. Surendra Kumar Yadav, State Minister for Health and Population graced the occasion. A similar celebration was also organized in Pokhara in the presence of Honorable Mr. Kiran Gurung, Minster for Economic Affairs and…

Finding Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of eye health in Nepal

IAPB-Country Chair Nepal and Executive Director
Organisation: Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh

In 2017, the Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS) carried out a “knowledge, attitude and practice” national survey to understand the evolving demand for, and knowledge/attitudes for eye care in Nepal. A key aim for the survey was to assess, communicate and address eye health seeking behavior at the community level. Though Nepal is small in…

Nepal eliminates trachoma: the backstory

IAPB-Country Chair Nepal and Executive Director
Organisation: Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh

WHO validates Nepal for eliminating trachoma as a public health problem–the first South East Asian country to have achieved this success Trachoma, a chronic conjunctivitis caused by repeated episodes of Chlamydia trachomatis, is still the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a multi-faceted strategy, the SAFE strategy, for trachoma…