WHAT WE DO
Our projects around vision aim to help the whole world see clearly. The World Health Organization says that there are at least 1 billion people with uncorrected poor vision; others estimate the figure could be more than double. Most just need a simple pair of glasses - a solution that has been around for centuries.
Clear vision is the golden thread that will help the world reduce poverty, and deliver quality education, decent work and gender equality - all vital Sustainable Development Goals which the world has committed to delivering by 2030.
Vision For A Nation
Over two billion people globally lack access to the eye care they need. Vision for a Nation is an award-winning UK charity working to change this, in order to unlock economic growth and the human potential of the world's poorest.
Vision for a Nation's work has transformed eye care in Rwanda. In 2012, only 15% of the population had access to local eye care services. Fast forward to today and every single person in Rwanda can benefit from local, affordable vision correction and treatment.
Working in partnership with the Ministry of Health, 2,700 nurses were trained and over 2.5 million Rwandans received a vision screening either at their local health centre or as part of an outreach programmeme that reached all 15,000 villages nationwide.
Vision for a Nation is now taking its pioneering model to other countries, starting with Ghana. In 2018 an ambitious multi-year project was launched with the Ghana Health Service to strengthen its national eye care services on a long-term and sustainable basis.
Poor vision is the largest unmet disability in the world today. What little money available from governments and NGOs is understandably channelled towards the 165 million people who need medical interventions to address sight loss.
But a third of the world's population, 2.5 billion people, suffer from poor vision because they don't have access to a simple pair of glasses – a solution that has been around for centuries.
This is a huge waste of human potential across the developing world. Clearly believes clear vision is the golden thread that will help the world reduce poverty, and deliver quality education, decent work and gender equality.
The world is on the cusp of a new technological revolution but those without good sight cannot participate in this progress and will fall further behind. So Clearly urgently aims to get a pair of glasses on the nose of everyone who needs them.
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