Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology recognized as WHO Collaborating Centre
Nepal’s ophthalmological health service, education, training, human resources and research has taken a historic leap forward in the international level, with the Nepal Eye Program/Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO) getting the ‘WHO Collaborating Centre for Ophthalmology’ recognition.
TIO has become the first such institute to earn this recognition for its 25 years of dedication in the field of ophthalmology and eye care in the country.
The World Health Organization (WHO) presented the certificate of recognition at a programme organized here today. TIO got this recognition for carrying out significant works at the national and international level.
The SAARC Tuberculosis Centre based at Bhaktapur has also got the WHO Collaborating Centre.
WHO Country Representative for Nepal, Jos Vandelaer presented the certificate to TIO chief executive officer Prof Dr Reeta Gurung in the presence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.