The Hilton Cataract Initiative- Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

The Hilton Cataract Initiative- Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Innovation Eye Centre, Kisii Eye Care Institute in collaboration with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and The Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO) is among the 5 carefully selected social enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa to participate in the Hilton Cataract Initiative. The Hilton Cataract Initiative is to help build capacity and reach more patients with a goal of doubling annual output of cataract operations.

LAICO Aravind Eye Care Systems is the lead organization implementing the project, Dr. Alfred Sommer Dean Emeritus of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Professor at the Wilmer Institute at John Hopkins University provides guidance and Dana center for Preventive Ophthalmology at John Hopkins will provide monitoring and evaluation to access and draw out learnings from the project for broader replication. Dr. Kiage is the Lead Ophthalmologist heading the programme at Innovation Eye Centre, Kisii Eye Care Institute, Kisii Kenya.

Hilton Foundation Grant Summary

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