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.
When Murathi Parsi of the Kapilavastu District of Nepal went blind, surgery was out of reach. Despite living only one hour away from an eye hospital, the family simply did not have the USD $70 needed for her surgery.
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.
This week an annual report arrived on my desk from Massachusetts Eye And Ear Hospital in Boston. The modest 21-page report…