Saving Vision Through Education

The Challenge

Blindness currently affects an estimated 39 million people worldwide. The impact of blindness goes far beyond the sufferer themselves. The disabling effects of a lack of sight reach right through family and community life and include the inability to work, and social isolation.
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Our mission is to deliver sustainable solutions for the alleviation of blindness, and for preserving sight, anywhere in the world, and is being achieved by enhancing the skills of locally-based eye care professionals through education.

Education

Empowerment through education is a powerful self-help tool, and allows local professionals to be the architects of their own professional development. We work on a “we will help you do it but won’t do it for you” basis. Ownership of any support we give remains local and offers the prospect of sustainable long term benefit.

Enhancing skills

We feel passionately that enhancing skills and increasing the numbers of ophthalmic personnel, particularly doctors and nurses, is an important way of reducing blindness in the world.

Current initiatives

Through our current initiatives, we are helping to educate health care professionals in Africa and in the Far and Middle East and in the Caribbean.

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UPDATE OF ACTIVITIES IN AFRICA IN AUTUMN 2016

The autumn was a busy time for the WSF with teaching through various initiatives in Africa. In Autumn 2016 Professor Janet Marsden and Mrs Jane Tapley conducted and ophthalmic nursing teaching to the current ophthalmic students at the nursing...

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