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The problem

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.

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How we’re doing

How you can help

people39million

people around the world are blind

firstaid80%

of this can be cured or prevented

News

Four men sitting at a table at the Beyond 2020 discussion event.

Fighting neglected diseases now and beyond 2020

20 February 2015

A roundtable event held today in London brought together experts across fields including health, pharmaceuticals and NGOs to discuss working together towards the elimination of neglected tropical diseases. Continue reading

A man in hospital scrubs examines a woman's eyes.

Next steps in eliminating neglected diseases

19 February 2015

A report launched today by the World Health Organization has said it will take US$750 million per year to keep on track with global plans to eliminate neglected tropical diseases. Continue reading

Anuradha wearing a wreath of flowers around her neck, surrounded by members of the disabled people's organisation.

A big win for Bikaner

12 February 2015

Anuradha Pareek, who featured in our Framing Perceptions photo exhibition, has been elected to local government in Bikaner, India! Continue reading

Two women, one wearing bandages over her eyes.

Reaching out to remote communities

05 February 2015

Trachoma, Rachel tells us, is a big problem in Kisarawe District. The combination of cost, location and lack of resources make accessing straightforward treatment, well, not always straightforward. Continue reading

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