As a Non-Governmental Organization established in 1991 with the objective of improving the eye health of Nepalese people, the B.P. Eye Foundation is committed to addressing a range of interconnected issues that impact the overall well-being of communities. Explore our thematic areas to learn more about our holistic approach to sustainable development.

Health

BPEF is committed to advancing health through a broad spectrum of services, encompassing preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative care. We offer specialized treatment for eye, ear, nose, and throat (ENT), dental health, and rehabilitation for children with disabilities, enabling them to acquire life skills for seamless integration into mainstream education and society. All our rehabilitation services are provided at no cost to families. We prioritize health promotion with free screenings at our wellness center for new patients aged 40 and above, focusing on non-communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and glaucoma. CHEERS, our wellness program, promotes lifestyle changes through personalized diet, exercise, physiotherapy, and yoga. Our centers in the Bara and Parsa districts incorporate Artificial Intelligence and Telehealth to extend our reach. Our outreach and referral programs ensure comprehensive care for marginalized communities and those in remote locations. Our emphasis on equality and inclusion ensures that our high-quality services remain affordable and accessible to all, regardless of background or geography.

Integrated Centre for Disability and Development

The Enabling Center is a unique program in Nepal offering tailored training and therapy services to children with sensory disabilities, including blindness, low vision, deafness, and hard of hearing, as well as those with autism. The training spans 3-6 months, focusing on skills for daily living, such as motor, sensory integration, cognitive, behavioral, and communication skills. Children with specific needs receive basic pre-braille or sign language training. Our Autism Center provides occupational therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for both children and their parents, while our Vision Therapy addresses squints and lazy eyes. The Physiotherapy service supports children with sensory disabilities and autism, and is also open to the general public. Speech therapy, conducted by experienced audiologists, is designed for children with hearing issues, including those with hearing aids or cochlear implants. Low Vision Therapy, which avoids braille-based learning, focuses on magnification techniques to help children with low vision study and read. The Enabling Center services are free of charge, while the Autism Center charges a minimal fee. Our mission is to ensure children with disabilities receive the support they need to succeed in education and life.

Climate Change

At B.P Eye Foundation, our Climate Action and Sustainability initiatives are focused on tackling the critical challenges of climate change and driving the shift towards a sustainable future. Our efforts cover a broad spectrum of activities, from foundational research and comprehensive scoping reviews to implementing CHEERS—a model climate-smart hospital—through reducing carbon emissions and transitioning to renewable energy sources. We work alongside global partners to develop innovative solutions that deliver real impact. Our approach encompasses research, education, policy advocacy, and community engagement to inspire positive change and make a meaningful difference. Join us in our mission to create a greener, more sustainable world. From preserving ecosystems to strengthening climate resilience in communities, we’re building a future where sustainability and climate action go hand in hand. Let’s shape a climate-positive tomorrow together.

Center for Telehealth and Artificial Intelligence

We started telehealth at a very difficult time during COVID-19 when people were unable to travel, which increased the disease burden even more at the community level. Additionally, Nepal has limited health centers. Those that are present are also ill-equipped. Because of this, CHEERS/BPEF initiated the telehealth program in 2020. Presently, the telehealth program is being run from 8-9 peripheral centers that are linked with the hub center (CHEERS) by both synchronous and non-synchronous methods, providing patients in remote communities access to clinical experts through telehealth at their doorsteps. For the past four years, CHEERS/BPEF has initiated Artificial Intelligence (AI) augmented telehealth models (Disease Prediction Method) in diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, pre-malignant oral conditions, and  ear diseases. These models can be used in communities by minimally  trained health professionals with effective results, paving the way for quality health services despite limited  health human  resources.