Across sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 20 million people are blind or visually impaired. However, 75% do not need to be. The impact is devastating – stigmatizing blind individuals and affecting quality of life and ability to learn and earn. Blindness and visual impairment are projected to triple by 2050 due to growing and aging populations, however proven, cost-effective solutions exist. The time is now to address this emerging global vision crisis – especially in Africa, where an urgent need exists to increase availability and access to key eye health services, particularly among marginalized populations. Four leading global eye health organizations are working together to scale up eye health across Africa. Our solution will improve sight for over 650,000 people, immediately returning their independence and improving quality of life. And it will build national health systems capable of delivering sustainable eye health solutions to an additional 100 million people in need.
Project Orbis International, Inc.website: https://www.orbis.org/en
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