What is Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and why is it important? Last month at the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders adopted the goal of working together to achieve UHC by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Currently, more than half of the world’s population lacks access to essential health services. Those… Continue reading Universal Health Coverage: A radical idea and a basic human right
We celebrated World Sight Day on October 11, but for our hospital partners, one day wasn’t enough! They needed a whole week to celebrate their achievements. They were also celebrating you, because without your generous support, none of this would have been possible! Across India and Nepal, 15 partner hospitals marked their achievements in the… Continue reading World Sight Day? How about World Sight Week!
On World Sight Day 2016, we opened the Huruma Sub-County Hospital Eye Unit in Eldoret, Kenya. The Eye Unit was built by Operation Eyesight (through Standard Chartered Bank’s Seeing is Believing program) and the Uasin Gishu county government. Thanks to our donors’ generosity, we were able to equip the eye unit and provide training for… Continue reading Working together to provide more eye care services in Kenya
On October 13, 2016, we celebrated World Sight Day with our partners, colleagues, patients and donors across the globe. Our teams in India, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia and Canada planned a variety of activities to educate others about avoidable blindness and showcase this year’s World Sight Day theme, “Stronger Together.” In India, we co-hosted celebrations in… Continue reading World Sight Day 2016: Highlights