Bringing quality healthcare services within reach

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Focus Areas

Under the pillar of Healthcare, Cognizant Foundation implements programmes that bring quality healthcare within the reach of underserved people in the country.

91,400+ people

received access to quality healthcare in 2019/20

Preventing Avoidable Blindness

The problem

THE GLOBAL CONTEXT

The reach

OF THE PROGRAMME IN 2019/20

Preventing Avoidable Blindness

School Eye Screening

Screen 2,00,000+ children in 3 years

Partners Mission for Vision, Mumbai
Tulsi Eye Hospital, Nashik

99 schools

51,600 Children Screened

250 Teachers Trained

1,300 Spectacles

200 Surgeries

Preventing Avoidable Blindness

School Eye Screening

Photograph of Shumi

“I did not know whether to be happy or sad. Happy, because my problem was getting a solution; sad because I did not have money to buy that solution.”

Shumi*, Class 10 Student

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“What is unique about these initiatives is that it has enabled comprehensive eye healthcare for vulnerable communities.”

Elizabeth Kurian
CEO, Mission for Vision

Preventing Avoidable Blindness

Screening & Treatment of RoP

Screen 10,000 premature babies in 3 years, across 5 states

2,623 Babies Screened

207 Infants Treated

Partners L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
Mission for Vision, Mumbai
H.V. Desai Eye Hospital, Pune
Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai

Preventing Avoidable Blindness

Screening & Treatment of RoP

Photograph of Baby Taarini*

A baby girl was born - premature, frail and suffering from RoP - a mere 4 days before the nationwide lockdown.

How the LVPEI-Cognizant Foundation team saved the infant’s vision

Photograph of Dr. Subhadra Jalali

“When you look into the baby’s eyes and see the warmth and a smile, then you know that this partnership has really blossomed.”

Dr. Subhadra Jalali
Director, Retina Institute, LVPEI

Preventing Avoidable Blindness

Setting Up and Running Vision Centres

8

Vision
Centres

27,600+ Patients Screened

5,700+ Spectacles

2,500+ Surgeries

Partners Mission for Vision, Mumbai
Operation Eyesight India, Kolkata
Tulsi Eye Hospital, Nashik
Globe Eye Foundation, Bengaluru
Sundarban Social Development Centre, Sultanpur
Lions Club of Jamalpur Welfare Trust, Jamalpur
Greater Lions Seva Nidhi, Siliguri

Preventing Avoidable Blindness

Setting Up & Running Vision Centres

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“They have filled my family’s life with light.”

Saving the eyesight of a farm labourer from Maharashtra

Equipment Grants 

Preventing Avoidable Blindness

65,000+ patients impacted every year

Equipment Reach Partners
PHACO Machine 4,000 cataract surgeries per year Mahanadi Netra Chikitsalaya, Sonepur & LEPRA Society, Secunderabad
State-of-the-art Ophthalmic Equipment 2,000 patients per year Sundarban Social Development Centre, Sultanpur
Critical Ophthalmic Equipment 60,000 patients per year Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune
Optical Coherence Tomogram 3,000 patients per year Lions Club of Jamalpur Welfare Trust, Jamalpur

Preventing Avoidable Blindness

Equipment Grants for Institutions

“It felt like I was being surrounded by walls of darkness.”

How the equipment donated by Cognizant Foundation empowers lives.

Preventing Avoidable Blindness

Research


Fungal Keratitis Research

Aravind Medical Research Foundation (AMRF), Madurai

Women and Child Health icon Bangalore Kidney Foundation image

Focus on Inclusivity

Promoting Women
& Child Health

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West Bengal

Intensive Therapy
Unit

2000

Underserved women
and children per year

Partner Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Matri Bhavan, Kolkata

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Capacity Building In Healthcare

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Karnataka

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Unit

360 Patients a year

Partner

Bangalore Kidney Foundation, Bengaluru

Tamil Nadu

Automated Liquid Handling System

3,500 Patients a year

Partner

Jeevan Stem Cell Foundation, Chennai

Capacity Building in Healthcare

COVID-19 Support

COVID-19 support

“I am grateful to Cognizant Foundation and BKF for helping me through the lockdown.”

Rani Hegde*
A dialysis patient from Bengaluru