There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 80 percent of blindness could be prevented or cured. That’s 31.2 million people who are blind when it could have been avoided.
Shocked at how unfair this is? So are we. But you can help us do something about it.
We want to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people who are irreversibly blind or disabled to live independently.
Tropical Data, a World Health Organization (WHO)-led initiative was launched yesterday, that will aid programmes like Sightsavers' Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP). Continue reading
Sightsavers and HelpAge International are launching a new project in Tanzania funded by the Conrad N.Hilton Foundation. The Mwangaza project will support marginalized communities with affordable and quality eye care services. Continue reading
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