Sightsavers is at the 100% Optical conference in London on 24-26 February, to raise awareness about avoidable blindness and invite eye health professionals to help protect sight worldwide.
Sightsavers’ Hortance Manjo shares insights from the event in Zambia, which highlighted eye health for the first time.
Four-year-old Lanoi was suffering with trachoma. With the help of eye health workers and volunteers, she received treatment to end the pain of trachoma.
Eye health has an impact on numerous Sustainable Development Goals, and has a ripple effect that improves gender equity, education, economic and health outcomes.
Everyone will require eye care services at some point in life, but universal health coverage cannot be achieved unless all people have affordable access to the eye care they need.
Speckles will be supporting Sightsavers’ eye health projects through annual donations, starting with the School Health Integrated Programming project in Liberia.
Cataracts are the world’s leading cause of blindness. On World Sight Day, learn what Sightsavers is doing to protect the sight of children with cataracts in Zambia.
Liberia's National Eye Health Policy will ensure eye health is a priority and help strengthen the wider health system by developing a sustainable, inclusive eye care service.