Provide Preventive Healthcare

Provide Preventive Healthcare

Ongoing Projects

Globally, it is estimated that there are 441 million visually impaired people. The majority of these are living in South Asia, including India. The overall global prevalence of blindness is 0.7%. Over two-thirds or more of all blindness is avoidable, either through treatment or preventive measures. Blindness is a major public health problem in India. It is estimated that there are 9-12 million blind people in India, equivalent to approximately one-fourth of worldwide blindness.

Restoring Vision of 2,000 People in Rural South Rajasthan, India

Project Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Background & Overview 

Alakh Nayan Mandir is a public charitable trust established in 1997 with a mission to provide quality eye care to all segments of society, especially those who are deprived of treatment due to lack of funds. Their team has worked tirelessly to provide free and subsidized treatment to thousands of people and rendering outreach ophthalmic services in remote villages.

Alakh Nayan Mandir has done over 100,000 operations, of which 60% were free, over 941,000 sight restoring treatments, of which 40% were free, and 3,400 eye check -up camps in and around areas of Udaipur for blindness prevention and sight restoration.

Their inspiring work should not stop. 

Our Objective 

Data has shown that individuals of a lower socioeconomic status are 5-10 times more likely to become blind, with blindness even more prevalent in rural areas. Due to a lack of facilities as well as financial constraints, these individuals are not able to access quality eye care.

The goal of this project is to restore vision to 2,000 individuals, afflicted with blindness caused by cataracts, who are unable to afford to preventive operations. Eye checkup screening camps will be organized in select remote, rural villages.

If patients require further surgical or other interventions, they will be transported to the base hospital, in Udaipur, where they will receive care from top doctors. Patients will be provided with a cataract operation to restore their vision. Along with the surgery, patients will also receive pre and post- operative medicines, consumables, post-operation goggles, glasses, free transport to the center, and meals.

The operations will give these individuals a new ray of hope for themselves and their families. These individuals will have an enhanced quality of life, post-operation, and will be able to pursue a happier and healthier life.

Our Promise 

It is because of your thoughtfulness and this passion we share, we’re able to bring change. We make sure that donating and helping is a wonderful and positive experience for you.

We will send you a periodic newsletter to keep you updated and you can also, at any time, review our work and the difference your help is making. We would like to take this opportunity to put the name of the supporters of this project on our website, at exhibitions, in the publications, and in other outreach activities to appreciate and acknowledge their help and to inspire others.

Budget: $75,000

Eye operations for 2,000 people: $37.50 per person

A World Health Organization (WHO) report has estimated that across the world 19 million children are visually impaired, of which 1.4 million children are legally blind. According to the National Program for Control of Blindness (India), 8 out of 10,000 children are legally blind in India. Additionally, even more children are suffering from visual impairment due to undiagnosed vision issues, which can be alleviated through a timely diagnosis and treatment.

Children’s Eye Care Program in South Rajasthan, India 

Project Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Background & Overview 

Alakh Nayan Mandir is a public charitable trust established in 1997 with a mission to provide quality eye care to all segments of society, especially those who are deprived of treatment due to lack of funds.

Their team has worked tirelessly to provide free and subsidized treatment to thousands of people and rendering outreach ophthalmic services in remote villages.  The trust has also contributed to the success of National Program for Control of Blindness.

Alakh Nayan Mandir has done almost 100,000 operations, of which 60% were free, over 941,000 sight restoring treatments, of which 40% were free, and 3,400 eye check -up camps in and around areas of Udaipur for blindness prevention and sight restoration.

Their inspiring work should not stop. 

Our Objective 

Children’s eyes are different to adults’, as are their eye diseases and treatments. Early detection of eye ailments is crucial for effective treatment, but children’s eye care services are poor in rural & semi-rural Rajasthan. There is an urgent need to provide necessary eye interventions to detect and treat children’s eye problems in time.

The Children’s Eye Care Program will provide eye care to 10,000 school children who are suffering from eye ailments, as well providing nearly 1,000 children with glasses. Additionally, approximately 100 surgeries will be performed to prevent permanent vision loss. Alakh Nayan Mandir’s mobile screen camps will conduct outreach to schools in semi-rural and rural areas. The camps will consist of a professional team of doctors, refractionists, opticians, and allied health professionals who will do the initial screening, provide glasses, and refer children to the pediatric ophthalmologist at the main hospital in Udaipur, Rajasthan, for operations, as required.

Preventive care will be ensured ed by providing extensive training programs to school teachers to identify eye ailments, at their most basic, allowing for the child to be referred to an ophthalmologist in a timely manner.

When children can see clearly, they learn better in class and have an equal opportunity to participate in the creation of a strong and vibrant society.

Our Promise 

It is because of your thoughtfulness and this passion we share, we’re able to bring change. We make sure that donating and helping is a wonderful and positive experience for you.

We will send you a periodic newsletter to keep you updated and you can also, at any time, review our work and the difference your help is making. We would like to take this opportunity to put the name of the supporters of this project on our website, at exhibitions, in the publications, and in other outreach activities to appreciate and acknowledge their help and to inspire others.

Budget: $45,000.00

Screening 10,000 Children: $1.50/child for 10,000 children, $15,000.00 

Providing free eyeglasses for 1,000 Children: $7.50/glasses, for 1,000 children, $7,5000.00 

Transportation vehicles and equipment and instruments: $22,500.00

Completed Projects

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In a study conducted by Ernst & Young, by the end of 2025, India will need 175 million additional beds. This can overwhelm anyone, but the fact is 80% of the patients can avoid suffering if provided with preventive care. We have taken the first small step and have joined hands with one of India’s most considerate eye care institute: Alakh Nayan Mandir.

Free Eye Treatment Patients’ Ward at Alakh Nayan Mandir Eye Institute

Project Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Background & Overview 

Alakh Nayan Mandir is a public charitable trust established in 1997 with a mission to provide quality eye care to all segments of society, especially those who are deprived of treatment due to lack of funds. Their team has worked tirelessly to provide free and subsidized treatment to thousands of people and rendering outreach ophthalmic services in remote villages.

Alakh Nayan Mandir has done almost 100,000 operations, of which 60% were free, over 941,000 sight restoring treatments, of which 40% were free, and 3,400 eye check -up camps in and around areas of Udaipur for blindness prevention and sight restoration.

Their inspiring work should not stop. 

Our Objective 

Friends of Mewar aims to reinforce the trust’s mission and for this we are developing a Patient’s Ward in the region to provide world-class eye-care for those in need.

Spread over 2,500 sq ft with 48 beds, nursing care station and a patient examination room, this is a small step towards our commitment to preventive healthcare.

Our Promise 

It is because of your thoughtfulness and this passion we share, we’re able to bring change. We make sure that donating and helping is a wonderful and positive experience for you.

We will send you a periodic newsletter to keep you updated and you can also, at any time, review our work and the difference your help is making. We would like to take this opportunity to put the name of the supporters of this project on our website, at exhibitions, in the publications, and in other outreach activities to appreciate and acknowledge their help and to inspire others.

Budget: $75,000 over the period of 1 year

Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, the charitable hand of the House of Mewar, Udaipur has already contributed $74,000 for the entire development of ‘Patients’ Ward’ at Alakh Nayan Mandir.

Thank you for your donations, through which we have successfully helped Alakh Nayan Mandir build the new Patients’ Ward, where a person’s financial status does not play a role in his treatment or care.

Our Causes:

promote-education

Promote Women's Empowerment and Education

Preserve Cultural Heritage