Health is a constant and continual worry for our artisans, particularly when they have limited resources to pay for their and their family’s health issues. NUF extends its services to support the health of the underprivileged rural population through free health centers for general checkups and prescriptions. In 2017, 2,096 people received benefits from the health centers.
Along with the health centers, NUF has introduced eye examination centers which have benefitted over 1,000 people. In collaboration with partner hospitals, many patients have had their cataracts treated.
107 such beneficiaries were given financial support for treatment by NUF. To date, NUF has successfully identified and helped 84 cataract patients in collaboration with partner hospitals.