The project aimed to strengthen eye care facilities, increase awareness of eye care among poor urban communities, and increase access to eye services.
The project aimed to train paediatric ophthalmic teams, improve leadership and management, and establish a paediatric outpatient department.
Bill and Melinda Gates have said that by 2030, diseases including trachoma and river blindness will be consigned to the history books.
Sightsavers’ A Million Miracles appeal, which aims to provide a million sight-saving surgeries in three years, has raised more than £4.8 million.
Cataracts is the leading cause of blindness worldwide, but up to one in four patients in low-income countries have poor vision after cataract surgery.
Today sees the launch of DFID's response to the IDC Inquiry into Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries.