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Our work in Africa

In Ghana

We’re hard at work in Ghana, where we recently completed a five-year project to strengthen 35 district hospitals.

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In Kenya

We partner with the Kenyan government to address the root causes of blindness and provide clean water to prevent eye infection.

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In Zambia

We’ve partnered with University Teaching Hospital to train eye care workers and provide ophthalmic outreach to south and central Zambia.

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Our work in South Asia

In Nepal

We returned to Nepal in 2016 to support two partner hospitals. We’re helping them reach and treat as many people as possible.

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In India

With our partner hospitals, we’re eliminating blindness at the community level and tackling blinding cancers like retinoblastoma.

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Avoidable Blindness-Free Villages

Avoidable blindness-free (ABF) villages are communities where nobody is blind from a cause that can be avoided or prevented. Declaring a village this way means that its residents have been visited by community health workers and had all curable eye health problems resolved through proper care, and also that the village will have ongoing access to eye health care. This means that nobody there will ever be needlessly blind again!

Did you know that 80% of blindness is avoidable?

Yet, millions of people suffer from avoidable blindness. The ones who suffer most, often live in conditions of extreme poverty without access to the care they need, or the ability to pay. But there is hope. Starting with women like Shabnam.

Sustainable Development Goal #5: Gender Equality
Why is avoidable blindness a gender issue? Click below to read how we're addressing gender-related avoidable blindness issues.
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Read our 2018 Annual Report
Want to know more about our work in the last year? Read our 2018 Annual Report for our financial information, the impact of our work, and the difference our donors are making!
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