Clinica Oftalmológica Divino Niño Jesús (DNJ) started in 2005 as a project of Asociación Civil Divino Niño Jesús with the mission to prevent blindness in Lima, Peru among those who did not have access to eye care. DNJ has grown their staff and hospital to perform over 1,500 cataract surgeries annually. Since 2010, DNJ has conducted several eye camps in the Loreto region of Peru the most isolated and resource-poor state in the nation. In order to better serve the people of Loreto, DNJ has built a second hospital in the capital city of Iquitos.
DNJ works with Seva through the Global Sight Initiative network. They joined in 2009 as a mentee of Visualiza Clínica Médica Oftalmológica and quickly became a high quality, high volume center for eye care in South America. DNJ transitioned from a mentee to a mentor hospital in 2014 and has begun mentoring efforts with a focus on its own secondary hospital in Iquitos, Peru as well as two hospitals in other under-served states of the country. DNJ also receives support for direct services through Focusing Philanthropy's World Sight Day campaigns.
In addition to these partners, we support capacity building in over 90 hospitals around the world.