We believe in getting things done. In our mission to end avoidable blindness, The Foundation is proud to say we now work in more than 25 countries and have restored sight to over two and a half million people.
Our work in Africa is concentrated in East Africa, in regions and communities where access to and payment for health services are severely constrained by a range of socioeconomic and geographical issues.
While South Asia is home to a fifth of the world’s population, the majority of its people live in low-resources settings or in rural and remote areas, where they face severe constraints to accessing quality eye health services.
Despite a dramatic economic upturn in recent years, many people in the East Asia region are still living with blindness that’s either treatable or preventable.
In Australia, access to eye health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples is still limited. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children generally have better vision than other Australian children. As adults however, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are three times more likely to go blind, despite the fact that most vision loss could be corrected overnight.