I Care For INDIA
For over a decade eye care professionals have been serving the rural populations of Southern India through medical missions by providing critical, life-altering vision care. We partner with industry leaders, equipment manufacturers, eyewear companies, pharmaceutical companies, and hosts of volunteers from India and North America to meet needs in effective and efficient ways. We are seeking to generate long-term impact through the raising up of local Indian men and women to provide care in a sustainable and dignified manner to their own people.
Functional vision is a privilege that most of us in developing nations take for granted. Decreased eye sight can affect one's ability to care for children, travel to work, and make a living. Poor vision leads to overall poorer health. It often only takes a little bit of vision care through medical missions, to make a tremendous impact in someones life.
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Your Partnership Makes Help Possible - Thank You!
2021 UPDATE FOR EMERGENCY COVID RELIEF
I’ve heard India described as a friendly assault to the senses. Even if you’ve never visited India, you can probably imagine it’s true. India is a place of wild colors, great wonder, amazing culture, fantastically creative food, and strikingly beautiful people. It’s also place with nearly overwhelming needs.
Most of us who live in the West have been largely shielded and protected from the worst of this pandemic. Yet for those who already live so close to the edge, an epidemic like COVID changes everything.
In the last few weeks India has seen a steep decline in the number of reported cases, but in April and May things were dire, with nearly a half-million cases a day being reported. In the southern state of Andhra Pradesh late testing, a lack of doctors, a lack of medical supplies, and a high level of illiteracy only served to accentuate the crisis.
Healthbridge Global normally does not respond to emergency situations; our focus is on long-term strategic impact. Yet, our ministry partners in India were faced with tremendous immediate needs, and we responded in short order with a generous gift to help.
The leaders on the ground in India banded together and came up with a plan to care for those in the community affect by COVID. In the end they were able to provide direct care and provision to over 5,000 families in the form of medical kits, hygiene tools, and food aid for families who had their livelihood interrupted.
They reached back out to us quickly with reports of thanksgiving, along with photos and a short video to help you participate in the blessing. You may have never contributed directly to our work in India, but as part of the Healthbridge Global tribe, we wanted to include you in this good report. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your partnership. Thank you for helping us build bridges of sustainable health for the sake of the Gospel.
Watch our thank you video for the recent relief Care provided
How can I
GET INVOLVED WITH SOUTHERN INDIA
Those seeking to help with our iCare for India project can do so in a few ways:
Join on a trip. We take a mix of medical and non medical team members. We’ll train you to participate in meaningful ways. The next trip to Southern India is planned for 2022.
20,000 pairs of custom Rx'd glasses
5,500 cataract surgeries
35,000 eye-related evaluation
15,000 dental exams and treatments
30,000 pairs of reading glasses distributed
Donate financially. Team members cover all their own expenses, but while on the ground we help with the costs of procedures locally in India. Your partnership can help make this possible for some of the most needy and vulnerable.