Sightsavers, a global development organisation working in India since 1966 to help eradicate avoidable blindness, has announced the appointment of RN Mohanty as its new Chief Executive Officer for operations in India.
Mr. Mohanty, who takes charge on 25th February 2013, brings to Sightsavers over 23 years of experience in international development.
In his first address to the staff as CEO, Mr Mohanty expressed his desire to continue the progress that Sightsavers has made over the last 47 years. He also stressed on the importance of collaborative working to achieve Sightsavers’ goal of eradicating avoidable blindness and ensuring equal opportunities for people with visual impairment.
Mr Mohanty succeeds Ms. Elizabeth Kurian who now moves on to a key position in the organisation as Director of Global Advocacy.
Sightsavers is a global development organisation working to eliminate avoidable blindness and to ensure that people who are irreversibly blind receive the support they need to lead lives of independence and dignity.
Sightsavers has been working in India since 1966 on eye health and has reached out to over 35 million people.
Today, we work with partner organisations across major states in India bringing eye healthcare, educational support, counselling, training and leadership development to visually impaired people in some of the least served areas of the country.
We work in a sustainable way to promote lasting change – by strengthening existing health systems, seeking to advocate with and influence governments and by demonstrating best practises. We network with like-minded organisations to enable exchange of ideas and to advocate for the rights of the disabled.
Sightsavers believes in promoting indigenous technologies in eye healthcare enabling a wider reach of health services in India. For more information log on to staging-sightsaverswww.sightsaversindia.in