Lives lost. Hospitals and homes flooded. Eyeglasses washed away in the deluge. An outbreak of waterborne infections. The situation in Kerala state, India is devastating, and the impact on people’s health – including their eye health – is alarming. Our team in India has jumped into action, organizing medical relief camps in collaboration with Little… Continue reading Worst floods in a century have left people vulnerable, without access to eye care
As we looked back on the 2011 year during our annual general meeting this past week, I was filled with immense gratitude for our donors. All of the work we do – every single project we undertake and every single person whose life is changed – is thanks to your kind generosity. Because of you,… Continue reading Thanks to you!
Last week I wrote about the amazing efficiency of India’s Little Flower Hospital. Our hospitals may be busy, but they don’t come close to the sheer number of people treated daily by Indian hospitals. Here in Canada, we could learn a lot about patient flow from them. For instance, in North American hospitals, the operating… Continue reading India has much to teach us – Part 2
Lorie Friesen, director of Policy and Planning, International Programs, joined Operation Eyesight this spring, bringing a wealth of experience in not-for-profit management focused on community investment and development initiatives. Her current work requires close relationships with Operation Eyesight’s overseas staff and program partners, leading to her first trip to India last May. To a first-time… Continue reading India has much to teach us – Part 1