New patient transport vehicle in Meghalaya

The northeast Indian state of Meghalaya is known for its hilly terrain and rainy weather. While that makes for excellent tea-growing conditions, it also means that many roads are rugged, muddy and often difficult to navigate.    For residents of remote communities, getting from the village into the city for healthcare can be challenging at… Continue reading New patient transport vehicle in Meghalaya

Vision restored, hope renewed for mother in India

To weave cloth using a handloom, you need patience, coordination and most of all – keen eyesight. So when Junmoni, a handloom weaver, started having trouble with her vision, she knew her livelihood was in peril. The mother of two lives in Chakala, a village near the Brahmaputra River in Assam, northeast India. Her husband… Continue reading Vision restored, hope renewed for mother in India

India: Our work during COVID-19

Updates from our country manager, Anup Zimba May 25, 2020 Our total impact to date as of May 25th, 2020  8 067 hygiene kits have been distributed to vulnerable and marginalized families. 39 080 individuals have been reached through health education. 91 community health workers have been trained on COVID-19 detection and prevention measures. May… Continue reading India: Our work during COVID-19

World Sight Day: Time for us all to take action in the global effort to eliminate avoidable blindness

The burden of vision impairment weighs more heavily on low- and middle-income countries, and the global demand for eye care is set to surge in the coming years. We all have a role to play in making eye health a priority, both for ourselves here in Canada and for those around the world who are… Continue reading World Sight Day: Time for us all to take action in the global effort to eliminate avoidable blindness