Eyes of the World Foundation 2023 Project
Eyes of the World aims to reduce avoidable blindness in the areas where it develops its programs, improving people's access to integrated eye care services.
Eyes of the World aims to reduce avoidable blindness in the areas where it develops its programs, improving people's access to integrated eye care services, through the implementation of its own model based on the following pillars: access to quality eye care through enhanced local public health services, training of local health staff to improve the quality of service and availability, advocacy and support for public eye health policies with a gender approach in order to reduce inequalities in access to services. Eyes of the World works to achieve sustainable results by improving eye health networks at primary and secondary care levels and in partnership with local health authorities and contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Eyes of the World has been working in four territories for 22 years fighting against avoidable blindness. To date, it has trained more than 14,000 local professionals and assisted more than 1 million people.
You can now read the Eyes of the World Foundation's report for quarter two 2023. The project is titled 'Guaranteeing the right to eye health through equitable access to public health systems in the province of Inhambane with a human rights-based and gender approach' in the Province of Inhambane, Mozambique.
Sustainable improvement of eye care services, integrating a gender perspective in the province of Inhambane. Thus, the main impact that will be achieved with ESCRS support is that the population will have access to specialised eye health care and that, because of this increased access, blindness and visual impairment will be reduced in the province of Inhambane.
Restoring visual capacity has an immediate impact and return for people and their environment, both in terms of quality of life and their economy, as it facilitates many activities of daily life, allows better school results and increases productivity at work.
The project also aims to reduce gender gaps, and special emphasis is placed on ensuring that the same number of male and female patients are treated so as not to create greater inequalities.
ESCRS support for surgery campaigns in rural hospitals is crucial to reduce avoidable blindness in the province and especially among the most vulnerable population.