There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 80 per cent 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.
Mobile phones are being used to help eliminate blinding trachoma in Mali. Take a look at our new mHealth project in action. Continue reading
The Sightsavers-led global trachoma mapping project has so far seen more than 1.7 million people examined for signs of the blinding disease trachoma. Continue reading
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