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Greater Lions Eye Hospital Future Plans



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.



The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) was established in 1975 as a coordinating, umbrella organisation to lead international efforts in blindness prevention activities. Its first major achievement was to promote the establishment of a WHO programme for prevention of blindness, with which it has remained strongly linked, and which is now embodied in the global initiative, VISION 2020: The Right to Sight.

In September 2013 IAPB approved its new strategic plan 2013-17, which included a revision of our vision and mission

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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.

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Aruna Abhey Oswal Trust

The mission of the trust is to work for the cause and care of the underprivileged sections of the society, thereby nurturing and improving the quality of their lives. The trust desires to contribute towards the economic and living conditions of the poor by improving the accessibility and utilization of much needed social service.

Our mission is to empower rather than just improve lives. We advocate selfless non profit services for education, providing shelter to the homeless, women empowerment, medical assistance, generation of employment and overall development of the underprivileged.

We believe in transformation towards growth, independence and a fulfilling life.



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.


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

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.


Mission For Vision

Mission for Vision (MFV) is a leading not-for-profit organisation working since 2000 for the eradication of avoidable blindness. MFV has acted as a catalyst by strengthening several institutions towards excellence through equitable services and enabled over 2.2 million eye surgeries until date.


Manappuram Foundation

Manappuram Finance Limited, India’s best known gold loan NBFC, was something of an exception. The company was already well involved in the CSR sphere years before it became a law of the land. In 2009, the Manappuram Foundation came into being as a charitable trust to implement the CSR vision of the company under the inspirational Leadership of its Chief Patron and Managing Trustee Mr. V.P Nandakumar.


Japan Official Development Assistance

The Official Development Assistance  is an arm of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Japan). ... The ODA was started in 1954 after Japan signed the Colombo Plan, which pledges to provide aid to nations who need it. As of 2003, the ODA has provided over $221 billion USD to 185 nations and regions.

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See International

Surgical Eye Expeditions International, or SEE International, is a nonprofit humanitarian organization based in Santa Barbara, California. Founded in 1974 by Harry S. Brown, SEE connects over 650 volunteer ophthalmologists and medical professionals to host clinic sites worldwide.


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.



Seva is a global nonprofit eye care organization that transforms lives and strengthens communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness.We train local eye care providers and develop self-sustaining eye programs around the world.

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2.5 New Vision Generation

2.5 New Vision Generation (2.5 NVG) , Essilor’s inclusive business arm started its operation in 2013, to provide basic vision care in underserved areas where people do not have access to affordable and quality vision care solutions.

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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.

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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.

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Sikkim Government

The Government of Sikkim also known as the State Government of Sikkim, or locally as State Government, is the supreme governing authority of the Indian state of Sikkim and its 4 districts. It consists of an executive, led by the Governor of Sikkim, a judiciary and a legislative


Life Insurance Corporation of India

Life Insurance Corporation of India is an Indian state-owned insurance group and investment corporation owned by the Government of India. The Life Insurance Corporation of India was founded in 1956 when the Parliament of India passed the Life Insurance of India Act that nationalised the insurance industry in India.



Swasthya Sathi” was announced in Cabinet No – 2625 dated 17th February, 2016, and Finance Department notification no – 1104-F (P) dated 25th February, 2016.

A State level Implementation Committee (SLIC) under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary formed to oversee the scheme and there is a registered society named “Swasthya Sathi Samiti” ( Registration no S/M/4377 OF 2016-2017 Dated 15.11.2016) for monitoring the scheme

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