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Thulasiraj Ravilla

Executive Director, Lions Aravind Institute of Community Opthalmology


development dialogue 2018 speaker Thulasiraj Ravilla Executive Director, Lions Aravind Institute of Community Opthalmology

Thulasiraj Ravilla works to build capacity in the health care industry to prevent blindness. Mr. Ravilla is the Executive Director of Aravind Eye Care System, the largest eye care facility in the world. Aravind treats over 3.1 million patients a year, with an emphasis on providing services to the rural poor.

He is the head of the Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology which focuses on contributing to the prevention and control of global blindness through teaching, training, consultancy, advocacy, and research in eye care delivery. Mr. Ravilla received his BA in Mathematics from Madras Christian College and his MBA in Management from the Indian Institute of Management.



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