Aravind Eye Care System wins the Gates Award for Global Health

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation just announced that the Madurai based Aravind Eye Care System wins the $1 million Gates Award—the world’s largest prize for international health which honors extraordinary efforts to improve health in developing countries.

By winning the award Aravind Eye Hospital, founded by the visionary social entrepreneur Dr. G. Venkataswamy, the organization joins other cutting-edge organizations working towards improving health in the developing world. Its also important to note that Aravind Eye Care System is the first Indian organization to win the award.

Below is short six minute video on the Aravind Eye Care System, showcasing the largest and most productive eye care facility in the world: