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.
Scientists William C Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura – who together discovered a drug avermectin, the derivatives of which are used to treat and prevent river blindness – have been awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine. Continue reading
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