To mark World Sight Day 2019 on 10 October, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published the first ever World Report on Vision. The report estimates that 2.2 billion people – nearly a third of the world’s population – have a vision impairment, and that one billion of those people have impaired vision that could be prevented or treated. Read the news story
We know it is possible to provide good-quality eye care to people no matter where they live or what their needs are. Our research has revealed how cases of blindness in the Sundarbans – a poor, remote area of India – have been halved in just five years thanks in part to our eye health project in the region, supported by Standard Chartered.
At Sightsavers we’re aiming for a world where good-quality eye care is available to everyone, so no one is left behind. Read on to learn more.
In this rural region of eastern India, one in 50 people used to be blind. But our project has helped to transform eye health in the area, changing thousands of lives.About the project
Sightsavers' Kate McCoy spent three days at a noisy roadside truck stop to see how Sightsavers is helping truck drivers to get the vital eye treatment they need.
In Turkana County in northern Kenya, we visited an eye camp that treats both trachoma and cataracts, ensuring as many people as possible can get help.
Sightsavers India is partnering with hospitals, tapping into existing eye care systems and creating new ones to provide affordable eye care for people living in some of the poorest areas of the country.
Our interactive exhibition, at London's [email protected], raises awareness of Sightsavers’ End is in Sight campaign to eliminate blinding trachoma.