Current studies predict that half of humanity will be short-sighted by 2050. Providing so many millions of people with glasses, even in the poorest and most remote regions of the world, is only possible if we join forces – through cooperation between international NGOs, the WHO and government representatives.
We are a member of the IAPB (International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness), an umbrella organization of more than 150 international eye health organizations. The IAPB is actively campaigning for eye health to be included in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the annual congresses, we forge partnerships that have already led to numerous collaborations in our program countries.
The meeting with the Prime Minister showed me once again how positively my work affects the people in my country.