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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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