Women in the world’s poorest communities are being empowered by projects to restore their sight

One of the underreported tragedies of our time is that nearly 90% of the world’s blind live in low-income countries where poverty and blindness perpetuate in a descending cycle

90% of the world’s blind live in low-income countries and 64.5% are women. A new program by London tycoon Tej Kohli and ‘God of Sight’ Dr Sanduk Ruit plans to screen 1,000,000 and cure at least 300,000 of cataract blindness by 2026.

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In March 2021 I launched the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation to take low-cost cataract surgeries out into poor and remote communities in Nepal, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Myanmar, India and China. Working with my co-founder Dr Sanduk Ruit, I hope to cure 300,000 of cataract blindness by 2026.
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