HelpMeSee Mother’s Day campaign aims to eliminate blindness in women

May 6, 2014

In honor of Mother's Day, HelpMeSee is launching an online campaign so that supporters worldwide can join efforts to reduce the impact that cataract blindness has on women.

New York City-In honor of Mother's Day, HelpMeSee is launching an online campaign so that supporters worldwide can join efforts to reduce the impact that cataract blindness has on women. On the organization's website, you can click to join the Mother's Day campaign and purchase for $50 a surgery for a woman in need. Thanks to the support of more than 90,000 donors, HelpMeSee has already conducted more than 150,000 cataract surgeries worldwide, impacting not only patients, but also their families. When women's health improves, the health and economic conditions of the family unit likely rise as well.

This year, HelpMeSee President and CEO Mohan Jacob Thazhathu says the organization is aiming to perform 150,000 additional sight-restoring surgeries, adding an additional 150 surgical partners-mostly women, and expanding its geographic reach to Vietnam and 15 countries in West Africa.

Also in 2014, HelpMeSee continues to develop its cataract surgical training simulator and related medical courseware and e-book, and will continue pilot testing a Geographic Information System that will enable surgeons to better connect with patients, improving health outcomes. Additionally, HelpMeSee continues planning and finalizing the launch of its first global training center in China, slated for 2016. The goal is to have 2 training centers worldwide by 2018.