Eye health care along the Brahmaputra

Reaching the remote village of Kachikata in Assam is no small task. The journey from Jorhat, the nearest city, begins by jeep on rough roads leading down to the Brahmaputra River. From there, travellers climb onto a tiny ferry, big enough only for a handful of passengers, that takes them to Majuli Island. After the… Continue reading Eye health care along the Brahmaputra

Gender inequalities in vision loss

The oldest of five children, Thandiwe in Zambia has always looked after her younger siblings. When the village borehole broke down, she had to fetch water from the river, and her family couldn’t wash as often. Thandiwe noticed some of her siblings had itchy, red eyes. Soon, she developed the same eye condition. Her left… Continue reading Gender inequalities in vision loss

Volunteers help with school eye screening in India

There were smiles and high fives all around when volunteers from Sagility Health India joined eye health professionals to screen nearly 500 young students at the Mandal Paraja Parishath Primary School in Kondapur, Hyderabad for vision impairments in December. “We learned that patience is very important to handle kids of this age group,” laughs Jyotsna,… Continue reading Volunteers help with school eye screening in India

Community input helps bring new educational materials to life

A group of women and men cluster around a table, peering at an illustration on a digital drawing tablet held up by artist Anil Kumar. The illustration depicts a young girl showing her mother a school certificate. One of the women looks closely at the illustration before making a comment. “The girl should be holding… Continue reading Community input helps bring new educational materials to life