Sajida is one of the many heart rending stories we have heard from the 22 million people who have been treated by LRBT in its 27 years of existence. Being the largest provider of Free Eye care in Pakistan LRBT has performed over 2.2 million sight restoration surgeries during this journey and has grown from a mobile unit in Tando Bago to a network of 17 hospitals & 43 Community Eye Health Centers all over Pakistan spread in such a manner that no Pakistani is more than a 3 hour bus ride away
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Unfortunately, there are 3 million children in Pakistan suffering from blindness or impaired vision - conditions that could easily have been prevented or cured.In teeming Pakistan where two-thirds of the population lives below or just above the poverty line; the government earmarks less than 1% of the GDP to healthcare, 45% of the Pakistani population has no access to health facilities - the chances of receiving treatment are slim at best.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will help us these children's surgeries. Pediatrics is the most delicate area of eye-care, as it requires a high level of specialized skills. LRBT provides the most comprehensive pediatric eye-care, ranging from School Screening Programmes to pediatric specialty clinics which deal with everything from low vision to the most advanced corneal transplants.
Potential Long Term Impact
In spite of all these efforts there is a massive back-log and hundreds of thousands of children face a life of darkness unless we can sustain and extend our facilities. And this is where this project can make a difference. The contributions from the project can enable a child to look life in the face and smile again
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.