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.
Sightsavers has teamed up with The World Bank and Imperial College London’s Partnership for Child Development (PCD) to support governments in Africa and Asia to strengthen their national school health and nutrition programmes. Continue reading
Huge progress has been made in the past four years in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, but the NTD community has a daunting challenge ahead if it is to meet elimination targets. What can be done to combat this? Continue reading
Eliminating blinding trachoma worldwide within four years would cost US$1bn, it was revealed at the annual meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) Alliance for GET2020 (Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020) in Sydney, Aus Continue reading
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