Dr. Sanduk Ruit, Chairperson

Dr. Sanduk Ruit is a respected eye surgeon who was awarded Magsaysay Award in 2006 for his work to bring back eyesight of the poor in countries including Nepal, China, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia. In 2006, he and his team performed sight-restoring surgery in North Korea on over 1,000 patients in six days. He devised an affordable suture-less procedure that speeds cataract surgery and reduces patients’ recovery time. He is the Director Medical Director of the Tilganga Eye Centre that provides high quality eye treatments at a highly cheap cost to poor patients. In 2016, the Canada-based Albert Einstein Foundation nominated Dr Ruit as one of the 100 leading global visionaries. He was born in Olangchunggola, Taplejung.