This year, we’ve been celebrating 50 years since Operation Eyesight was founded, and we have received a number of letters from the administrators and doctors of our hospital partners, who see the impact our donors are having. These letters speak to our work, but they also recognize the heartfelt generosity of our donors. Here are four of the letters we’ve received.
Siliguri Greater Lions Eye Hospital is privileged that it has been a partner of Operation Eyesight since the beginning. We have witnessed a lot of changes and new development in the past 30 years.
Today our hospital has grown into a super-speciality eye care institute and become the largest service provider in North Bengal. We appreciate the immense contributions Operation Eyesight has made to our institute for strengthening systems, human resources, infrastructure, comprehensive community-based eye care, patient satisfactions and overall quality of our service delivery.
Despite our progress, blindness remains a huge challenge in this part of India. However, today as a partner of Operation Eyesight, we are much stronger to take on this challenge.
CEO, Greater Lions Eye Hospital, India
Ever since we joined partnership with Operation Eyesight, the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Zone has achieved a lot in the eye care sector. Operation Eyesight’s assistance to MTRH zone has made us the envy of ophthalmic fraternity in Kenya!
We therefore thank Operation Eyesight and hope that our partnership will continue to prosper and provide eye care to the less fortunate in our beloved country.
-Dr. J.W. Odede
Programme Manager, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenya
My relationship with Operation Eyesight goes back to 2001 when we set up this hospital in a small village in one of the poorest areas of Andhra Pradesh. I can say that without Operation Eyesight’s support the project would never have taken off. The support we have received from Operation Eyesight since then is remarkable and the relationship continues. We are now implementing an ambitious hospital-based community eye health care programme covering a population of 150,000 in 76 villages around the hospital with Operation Eyesight, which we expect to go a long way in making this hospital self sufficient.
I wish you all the best for your future endeavours and hope that we will have a continued successful relationship.
Project Coordinator, St. Gregorios Balagram Eye Hospital, India
Thank you for being our partner since 2004. Your organization has made us what we are today! From a mere unit in the department of surgery to a department, and a centre of excellence for eye care in Zambia.
Some of our achievements and successes include human resource development, including primary eye care and ophthalmic nursing training, the enhancement of patient care through equipment and infrastructure improvements, the provision of consumables for cataract surgery, and commencement of a master’s programme in ophthalmology, made possible due to the ground work and foundation to which Operation Eyesight as contributed.
-Dr. Grace Mutati
University Teaching Hospital, Zambia
Keep an eye out for more letters of congratulations in the weeks to come. If you would like to learn more about our history, please click here.