At Operation Eyesight, we believe that meaningful, strategic partnerships are vital in ensuring the sustainability of our programs. We are proud to partner with local hospitals and health staff to promote our inclusive Hospital-Based Community Eye Health Programs (HBCEHP). Strategic and inclusive partnerships at the community, national and international level play a critical role in achieving sustainable, meaningful development. Operation Eyesight’s work would not be possible without our in-country partners, our donors, and our institutional partnerships.
While our senior leadership teams are based in Hyderabad, India and Calgary, Canada, the majority of Operation Eyesight’s staff is located in our partner countries in India, Nepal, Ghana, Kenya and Zambia. Our leadership teams in Canada and India work to provide support for our international country teams, thus strengthening our North-South and South-South partnerships.
To ensure the sustainability of our HBCEHP model, we work with partner hospitals to build the capacity of local hospital staff and Community Health Workers. Our vision centres are designed to become financially self-sustaining within several months of opening, which contributes to the sustainability and economic stability of our programs and the areas they serve.