NEPAL

The picturesque nation of Nepal is home to 29.1 million people and as of 2022, nearly 4% of the population suffers from some form of visual impairment.

Many districts are tucked away in mountainous terrains, making travel and access to healthcare a challenge for many communities across the nation. 

Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia bordered by India and China. For centuries, it has been an important cultural and spiritual centre for Hinduism and Buddhism. 

The nations rich history and religious traditions have made it an important destination for tourists and spiritual seekers alike. 

Its recent political developments have opened up new opportunities for economic growth, while also preserving its unique culture and heritage. 

BLINDNESS IN NEPAL

  • 0.32% of the population suffer with some form of blindness 
  • 1,230,162 people have moderate to severe visual impairments 
  • There are only 8.4 ophthalmologists per 1 million people 
  • Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness Nepal 

THE TEJ KOHLI & RUIT FOUNDATION IN NEPAL

We began our journey in Nepal in March of 2021 at the birthplace of the Buddha in Lumbini. It was here the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation began screening and curing people of needless cataract blindness. 

It was at this first camp where we screened 947 people and cured 312 people of cataract blindness. 

Since this first camp, the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation has gone onto screen 172,649 and cure 21,972 in Nepal alone. 

Our work in the country has become the blueprint for all our future missions. Working with our co-founder Dr Ruit and teams from various partner hospitals across the country we have been able to create a lasting legacy of social and economic change. 

PATIENT STORIES

WHERE WE HAVE BEEN

Madhesh

4,833 Cured Of Blindness

27,583 Screened

Kalikot

152 Cured Of Blindness

1,108 Screened

Hetauda

369 Cured Of Blindness

2,822 Screened

Bardiya

76 Cured Of Blindness

1,607 Screened

Manang

62 Cured Of Blindness

832 Screened

Nijgadh

305 Cured Of Blindness

2,206 Screened

Doramba

333 Cured Of Blindness

3,2551 Screened

Bajhang

352 Cured Of Blindness

1,987 Screened

Dolakha

163 Cured Of Blindness

1,576 Screened

Surkhet

73 Cured Of Blindness

232 Screened

Nepalgunj

37 Cured Of Blindness

99 Screened

Solukhumbu

178 Cured Of Blindness

790 Screened

Lumbini

312 Cured Of Blindness

947 Screened