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A close-up of a plastic vial containing the flies that transmit river blindness.

What is river blindness?

River blindness, also known as onchocerciasis, is a parasitic infection that can cause severe skin irritation, itching and, over time, visual impairment.

Mary, a volunteer in Ghana, sits with three smiling children.

Meet Mary, a sight-saving volunteer

Mary, a dedicated mother of seven, used to work as a teacher. Now, she is saving sight in Asubende village in Ghana, by distributing medication to protect people from river blindness. Here you can meet some of the people she has helped.

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