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Standard Chartered

Sightsavers has been a recipient of Standard Chartered’s Seeing is Believing initiative since it launched in 2003 to prevent, treat and cure blindness around the world.

Standard Chartered has partnered with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and leading international non-governmental eye care groups to improve access to eye care in communities that need it most. The Bank set itself an ambitious target to raise US$100 million by 2020. As of December 2014, more than US$80 million had been raised: enough to reach more than 78 million people, fund 3.4 million cataract operations, train 173,306 health workers, support 98 eye health projects and distribute 776,200 pairs of glasses.

Standard Chartered is committed to eliminating avoidable visual impairment and blindness. By taking a long-term approach and collaborating with leading eye care groups and charities, the Bank supports the development of sustainable eye care services in areas of poverty and high need.

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News from Sightsavers

A male Tropical Data trainer shows female trainee how to identify what trachoma follicles would look like by using small, circular, red stickers with five white dots on their thumbs.
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Huge increase in Tropical Data surveys means more people are checked for trachoma

More than 700 surveys to track levels of blinding trachoma have been completed globally in the past year as part of the Tropical Data initiative.

October 2019
An eye health worker talking to a group of women about eye care
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Sightsavers and partners help to halve blindness cases in remote Indian Sundarbans

Before the Sightsavers eye health programme in the Sundarbans started, one in every 40 people over the age of 50 in the region was blind. Today, that number has dropped to one in 80.

October 2019
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Sightsavers Mozambique’s Mercia Cumaio named Eye Health Hero

The accolades, awarded by the IAPB, recognise eight young and upcoming leaders who are making a difference in eye health.

October 2019

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