Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF):
As the official charitable organization of Lions Club International, a leading humanitarian organization, LCIF, supports Lions compassionate work by providing grant funding and developing programs that improve lives around the world. LCIF has provided infrastructure development support to SGLEH and currently given a Tele-ophthalmology Van. In collaboration with Bausch + Lomb, it has launched a Pediatric Cataract Initiative at SGLEH.
Operation Eyesight Universal :
Operation Eyesight is an international development organization focused on the elimination of avoidable blindness. The partnership of SGLEH with OEU is since the inception of the eye hospital. OEU has been supporting the eye hospital for different programs and activities related to eye care. OEU has provided clinical and management expertise to SGLEH over the years and has built the capacity of the eye hospital. Currently OEU supports a hospital based comprehensive eye care program.
ORBIS International, a non-profit humanitarian organization, well known for its Flying Eye Hospital, in collaboration with Lavelle Fund for the Blind has supported SGLEH in establishing a dedicated Child Eye Care department. The project has helped the hospital through various capacity building of the eye hospital through training programs, conducted Strategic planning workshops and assistedin Quality Assurance programs.
World Diabetes Foundation:
Denmark based World Diabetes Foundation is dedicated to prevent and treat diabetes in developing countries. The SGLEH & WDF partnership was initiated in 2012 for a Diabetic Retinopathy project in North Bengal. The project aims to create awareness of diabetes, prevention of diabetes and its complications, education and training of patients and health care professionals, enhancement of detection, treatment and monitoring of diabetes.
Vision2020 – the right to sight: India
The National Forum VISION 2020: The Right to Sight: INDIA is a key driver of the World Health Organization-International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (WHO – IAPB) joint global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness from India.VISION 2020 INDIA is a national forum with a unique privilege and opportunity to work as a team in mission mode with a laser sharp focus – to eliminate avoidable blindness to a level that it ceases to be a public health problem for the citizens residing in 626 districts in India.In 2012, SGLEH has partnered with Vision 2020 INDIA for a collaborative effort to eradicate blindness.
Vitamin Angels :
Vitamin Angels mobilizes and deploys private sector resources to advance availability, access and use of micronutrients, especially vitamin A, among at-risk populations in need. Vitamin Angels reduces child mortality worldwide by connecting essential nutrients with infants and children under five. Vitamin Angels provides SGLEH high dose vitamin A capsules for needy children.
Sight Savers is an international of development organization working with partners to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people. Sightsavers India launched a “Netra Vasant” Rural Eye Health Programme to provide services to poor & needy population of Rural India. SGLEH choosen to implement this programme in 3 districts – Jalpaiguri, Uttar Dinajpur & Alipurduar.
HelpAge India :
HelpAge India is a not for profit organisation, set up in 1978, has been raising resources to protect the rights of India’s elderly and provide relief to them through various interventions. One of the major projects of HelpAge India is Free Cataract (IOL) Surgeries. In India HelpAge India performs more than 30,000 Cataract surgeries through implementing Eye Hospitals. In West Bengal more than 4,000 eye surgeries are performed every year through 5 Eye Hospitals including Siliguri Greater Lions Eye Hospital. HelpAge India has supported Siliguri Greater Lions Eye Hospital for conducting free Cataract (IOL) Surgeries in elderly patients belonging to BPL/financially disadvantaged category.
Eye Mitra Optician programme
Eye Mitra Optician programme, run by 2.5 New Vision Generation (2.5 NVG), a division of Essilor India. Under Eye Mitra Optician programme, with the help of our project partners, identifies passionate rural youth and gives them training on basic vision screening and spectacle dispensing. This training period is of 12 months which includes two months of classroom session and 10 months of on the job (OJT) training. During the OJT period, EMOs are trained on various business aspects such as basics of running a successful business, customer handling and conducting Vision Screening Events (VSEs). We have dedicated training centers where training is given by a team of qualified trainers and at every level quality assessments are done.
On completion of successful training, 2.5NVG provides product and marketing support along with other required instruments to EMOs for setting up a small optical outlet in their respective local community.