Globally, 36 million people are blind and more than 216 million others have poor vision that impairs their daily lives. Neglected tropical diseases affect 1.4 billion of the world’s poorest people, usually in communities that don’t have clean water or adequate sanitation.
A woman has her eyes examined as part of a CATCH screening programme in Uganda.
CATCH ensures people with eye conditions are referred to get the treatment they need.
While running trachoma screening in Africa, we realised many patients coming to the camps had other eye diseases that the camps weren't equipped to deal with. CATCH was set up to ensure they could be referred for treatment.