We’re raising US$100 million by 2020 to help people see
With an ambitious target to raise US$100 million by 2020, we’re committed to help eliminate avoidable blindness and visual impairment.
We continue to partner with leading eye-care organisations and charities to create sustainable eye-care services in impoverished communities.
Why we’ve committed a new pledge
People in poorer countries need to make difficult choices about how they spend the little money they have. Despite its proven cost effectiveness, eye-care is not always given the attention it deserves.
With 80% of blindness being avoidable, and 60% of children dying within a year of going blind, we want to continue improving access to affordable eye-care in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Through our new commitment, we’ll deliver 35 eye-care projects globally, including five major projects focusing on child eye-care.