Sightsavers, an international organization that specializes in treating visual impairment, has been on a mission to eradicate a host of eye impairments for over 30 years. This UK-based charitable organization has worked in up to 30 different countries throughout Asia and Africa. In its 65-year history, Sightsavers has helped treat more than 43 million people. These people were actually sufferers of trachoma, which is an infectious disease that’s caused by bacterium chlamydia trachomatis. This organization works in some of the poorest countries in the world, but it has bases in Italy, Sweden, the US, Norway, and the UK.
Our colleague Kate followed a surgical outreach team as they were tracking down and treating the final cases of blinding #trachoma in northern Ghana. In the photo is Fusi, ophthalmic nurse. LINK IN BIO: http://po.st/trachoma-final-days. 📷 Ruth McDowell. #sightsavers #sight #sightloss #vision #blindness #visionloss #beatNTDs #NoMoreNTDs #ghana #africa #westafrica #discoverportrait #portraitphotography #portraitpage #peopleinframe #smiling
As of 2018, Sightsavers has been able to spread its wings and extend its services into India. This organization even has a social media campaign that highlights the success of this particular program. There are also real stories of this extravagant work that provides the outside world with a glimpse of how special Sightsavers truly is. There are thousands of donors and volunteers who have worked side-by-side with this international juggernaut. Screening people for eye diseases is critical, especially when it comes to underprivileged regions. These regions generally have lower standards of living as well as a lack of proper treatments, to begin with. If left unchecked, these eye diseases can spread fairly quickly through interaction. Sightsavers is basically preventing certain blindness to the highest degree. The organization teaches the people of these communities on how to avoid infections, it provides a ton of antibiotics, and it offers a range of surgeries.
Sightsavers also provides training for people who are already blind. This organization offers the training free of charge, which helps to allow these individuals to live a productive life. Every base is being covered to the fullest degree. Sightsavers will continue to do its best to prevent and eradicate eye impairment thanks to its undying passion for proper eye health.