Message from Chairman 

It gives me great pleasure to be writing this message on behalf of .B.P.Eye Foundation. Hospital for Children’s Eye, ENT, and Rehabilitation Services. CHEERS is a second flagship project of B.P.Eye foundation. We are very proud of the fact that CHEERS has completed eight years of continuous work. Running a fully equipped state of the art, the hospital is housed with a Rehabilitation Centre which helps to provide equitable access to quality health care for people with disabilities and rehabilitation for improving the dignity of children with neurosensory (vision and hearing and other disabilities) to mainstream them into pre-primary education for the first time in Nepal has been an uphill and challenging task. I feel fortunate that I was part of B.P. Eye Foundation’s first and second flagship projects, the first one being the Centre of Excellence for Human Resource Development – B.P. Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies (BPKLCOS) helped expand eye care services through the training of human resources in Nepal almost thirty years ago. Having achieved this, the Foundation wanted to expand its services to include ear care and thus started its second flagship program-CHEERS in December 2012. Recently in 2021, as the 3rd project of B.P.Eye Foundation has, started Purvanchal ENT, Eye and rehabilitation center (PEERS) at Ratuwamai, Morang, and has initiated Mini-CHEERS at Adarshakotwali, Bara. To do this we revised our goal, mission, vision, and strategy and evolved CHEERS and other centers into a unique and innovative model of health care using a proactive, holistic, people-centric, and inclusive approach and a strategy that employs health as the entry point and education as the door opener for poverty reduction, equity, and social inclusion. Our work includes strengthening health care systems, equipping and empowering people in remote and deprived communities, advocacy for the rights of people with neurosensory (vision and hearing) disabilities with the local community and policymakers at the country level, and research and innovative programs to find solutions to help people affected by disabilities. We have done this through various game-changing programs. I would like to thank the author for all those who have contributed their time and efforts in bringing B.P.Eye Foundation to the stage that it is in today. 

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BP Eye Foundation 

B.P. Eye Foundation (BPEF), established in 1991, is a Nepalese national non-governmental organization, formally registered with appropriate national authorities. It works in the area of Health, Education, and Empowerment of people with disabilities. In its early years, the Foundation focused its attention on expansion and improvement in the quality of eye care services through training of Ophthalmologists and Optometrists. The Foundation established a center of excellence - B.P. Koirala Lions Center for Ophthalmic Studies at the Institute of Medicine has turned out 110 ophthalmologists (which is three-Quarter of all Nepali ophthalmologists) and 75 Optometrist (85% of all Nepali Optometrists) who are now key personnel manning all the eye hospitals of Nepal and have earned Nepal a reputation and niche in global eye health. In recent years the foundation’s focus has shifted to children’s health, with sensory impairment as an entry point, and it has successfully established Hospital for children, Eye, ENT, and Rehabilitation Services (CHEERS) in Bhaktapur. CHEERS started providing clinical and rehabilitative services in December 2012, and so far has shown promising results in terms of screening disabilities, key actor training, treatment of the treatable disabling conditions, and enabling 26 blind children between ages of 3 to 6 years to integrate into normal governmental schools through rehabilitation for the first time in the country, opening the doors to early childhood development which had remained closed hitherto.