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Australia’s Assistant Foreign Minister, The Hon Tim Watts, MP visits TIO

  • 2023-05-16 17:53:37

Nepal Eye Program/Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology is honored to welcome Assistant Foreign Minister, Hon Tim Watts, MP from Australia today. His Excellency observed the entire facilities and services of NEP/TIO and Fred Hollows Nepal’s office followed by a meeting with Prof. Dr. Sanduk Ruit and the executive team. "I am so impressed by the professionalism and productivity of your operation, Changing lives! Well Done" His Excellency mentioned in the visitor's note.

In the past thirty years, the Australian Government and the Fred Hollows Foundation have supported TIO’s work to provide eye care services in Nepal and beyond, as well as the production of intraocular lenses (IOLs)for national and global distribution. The Australian minister and TIO executives had discussed exploring cooperation in the expansion of eye health in Nepal and in the region.