55 Eye Clinics and Hospitals in 22 Countries
Our flagship program to strengthen eye hospitals in the developing world comes out of our vision from 1999 recognizing that 90% of the causes of blindness need treatment by a qualified ophthalmologist with a functioning hospital and modern technology. These should be available, accessible, and affordable to all of the people they serve.
In 2000, IEF identified seven eye hospitals in six countries worldwide that had a commitment and capacity for change (now 55 in 22 countries worldwide). Over the years, various clinics and hospitals have accepted our investments and technical assistance for management training, restructuring of processes and procedures, quality and efficiency measures, sustainable financing, revenue generation, and cost reduction.