How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Can provide patient incentive for followup
Can cover the training fee for 1 doctor for a 2-day course
Can provide laser treatment for someone with diabetic retinopathy
Can cover the training fee for 2 nurse coordinators for 1 day of a course
About Campaignends 21 Nov 2017, 11:59 PM
In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the prevalence of diabetes across the world. People with diabetes are at risk of developing blinding eye conditions such as Diabetic Retinopathy, glaucoma and cataract.
There is an urgent need for investments in training medical teams to identify and effectively treat eye conditions related to diabetes.
This World Diabetes Day, support our work to raise awareness of Diabetes-related eye conditions and the need of regular eye screenings.
About the Charity
Every 5 seconds, someone in the world goes blind. 253 million people in the world are visually impaired. But did you know that 80% of these cases are needless? Many do not get the care they so desperately need: 90% of the world's visually impaired lives in developing countries. Lack of training and poor infrastructure is a growing problem. Orbis is an international non-profit organization and a pioneer in global eye health. We transform lives by preventing and treating avoidable blindness. We do this by building the capacities of our partners.