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印度亚拉文眼科医疗集团荣获希尔顿奖

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DEVELOPMENT REPORT - India's Aravind Eye Care System Gets Hilton Prize


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An eye care organization in India is being honored for its efforts. On Tuesday, Aravind Eye Care System will receive the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. The award will be presented in Redwood City, California, during a conference of the Global Philanthropy Forum.

印度的一家眼睛关爱组织因其工作而获得殊荣。周二,亚拉文眼科医疗集团将被授予康拉德希尔顿人道主义奖。颁奖礼将在加州红杉城,全球慈善论坛会议期间举行。

 Conrad Hilton, who made his wealth in the hotel industry, established the humanitarian prize in nineteen ninety-six. Each year the award is given to a charitable or nongovernmental organization working to end human suffering. The prize includes one and a half million dollars.

康拉德谢尔顿发迹于酒店业,于1996年创立了人道主义奖。每年,该奖项都授予那些致力于消除人类痛苦的慈善机构或非政府组织。该奖项的奖金数额为150万美元。

Aravind Eye Care System is being recognized for its work with millions of people in India.

亚拉文眼科医疗集团在印度被人熟知,是因其为数百万人服务。

Retired eye surgeon Govindappa Venkataswamy established the organization in nineteen seventy-six. He wanted to make high quality eye care available to all, especially India's poor. He wanted to prevent needless cases of blindness.

已退休的眼科医生Govindappa Venkataswamy于1976建立了这一组织。他期望提供面向所有人的高质量的眼科治疗,尤其是印度的贫困人群。他期望避免不必要的失明病例。

Eight out of ten people with vision problems live in developing countries. The World Health Organization says eighty-five percent of all vision problems could be prevented or cured. That includes seventy-five percent of all blindness.

80%有眼科问题的人居住在发展中国家。世界卫生组织表示,85%的眼科问题可以预防或治愈。这包括75%完全失明的病例。

An estimated forty-five million people are blind, and India is home to ten million of them.

全球估计有4500万的盲人,而印度就有1000万人。

Doctor Venkataswamy established the first Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai, in Tamil Nadu state, with only eleven beds. Today Aravind Eye Care System is the largest eye care provider in the world. It operates five hospitals and more than thirty eye care centers across India.

Venkataswamy医生在泰米尔纳德邦,马杜赖市建立了第一间亚拉文眼科医院,当时仅有11张病床。如今,亚拉文眼科医疗集团是全球最大的眼科治疗供应商。在全印度设有5间医院和30多间眼科治疗中心。

About seventy percent of the patients receive free care. The money comes from the thirty percent of patients who can pay for their services.

其70%的病人接受免费治疗。资金来自那些能够支付医疗服务费用的30%的病人。

In nineteen ninety-two, Aravind established what was described as Asia's first training center for the prevention of blindness. Support from the SightFirst program of Lions Club International financed the Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology.

1992年,亚拉文集团建立了被称为亚洲第一家失明预防培训中心。来自国际狮子会的第一视觉计划的资金支持,从而创立了亚拉文社区眼科研究所。

Also, the Aravind Medical Research Foundation investigates the causes and treatment of eye disease.

并且,亚拉文医疗研究基金会还探究眼科疾病的病因及治疗方法。

Aravind Eye Care System has been recognized internationally. Its work has been used as a model for establishing similar programs around the world.

亚拉文眼科医疗集团已被世界所熟知。其架构被视为在全球建立类似的计划的模型。

And that's the VOA Special English Development Report, written by June Simms. Transcripts, MP3s and podcasts of our programs can be found at www.en8848.com. You can also visit us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube at VOA Learning English. I'm Steve Ember.

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