Orbis and Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital Team Up to Eradicate Childhood Blindness

Orbis addresses childhood blindness, establishes Children’s Eye Center at Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, Saharanpur.

Orbis, a non-profit organization with a focus on mitigating preventable blindness, has taken a step further in its fight against childhood blindness in India, and launched a new Children’s Eye Center (CEC) at Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

In 2002, Orbis launched its flagship program, India Childhood Blindness Initiative (ICBI) aimed at building India’s capacity in pediatric eye care. As part of ICBI, Children’s Eye Centers (CECs) were established across the country to ensure that children receive timely access to quality eye care.

Dr. Umang Mathur

CEO, Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital

The start of the CEC at Dr. Shrof­f’s Char­i­ty Eye Hos­pi­tal, Saha­ran­pur reit­er­ates SCE­H’s & Orbis’s com­mit­ment to effec­tive­ly man­age pedi­atric eye relat­ed anom­alies at com­mu­ni­ty level”.

Till date, 33 CECs have been established across 17 states. This is the largest national network of CECs in the world and reaches out to over a million children every year. This CEC at Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital is the first CEC at a secondary center and the fourth in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Dr. Doris Macharia

Senior Vice President, Global Programs, Orbis International

This is CEC is unique in its way being the first CEC at sec­ondary cen­ter with will fur­ther elim­i­nate the bar­ri­er in access and bring eye health ser­vices with­in the com­mu­ni­ties’ reach”.

This initiative will focus on improving the capacity of the secondary hospital and developing service delivery, particularly by creating the Children’s Eye Center. During the project period, support will be provided for 450 pediatric surgeries and the provision of 10,700 free spectacles and directly reaching out to over 260,000 children.

Dr. Rishi Raj Borah

Country Director – India, Orbis

This ini­tia­tive also tes­ta­ment to Orbis’s long­stand­ing part­ner­ship with Dr. Shroff Char­i­ty Eye Hos­pi­tal, tes­ta­ment to the trans­for­ma­tion that can be brought about by col­lab­o­ra­tive action”.
Close the modal
Sorry there was an error.
Try again