“People have a lot of misconceptions about blind women. They think that people with visual impairments cannot do anything at all.”
“I think if there is a wide mobilisation of the vote among disabled people, it can change things in our country.”
Poligarpo, from Mozambique, had lost his independence after being blinded by cataracts. But a straightforward operation restored his vision and gave him his life back.
In June 2018 Ghana officially became trachoma-free, showing how your kind donations make a real difference.
With your support, we're determined to eliminate trachoma in Tanzania by 2020, saving sight and transforming lives.
Gladys Atto is an everyday hero, saving sight and building long-term eye health services in Uganda. She’s one of the talented cataract surgeons whose training you’ve supported.
In Pakistan, we work with disabled people’s organisations to ensure our new eye health programme is inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities.
Namakau, from Zambia, has had trachoma for decades and is now irreversibly blind. A fear of modern medicine had stopped her from seeking treatment.
Embessal Moreira, head teacher at a school in northern Guinea-Bissau, has been trained to distribute medication that treats and protects children against intestinal worms.
Despite knowing how important it is to go to school, 12-year-old Aruna struggled to keep up his attendance after catching schistosomiasis, which can cause severe abdominal pain.
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