Our Impact

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest prevalence of blindness and visual impairment in the world. With the skills and equipment found at even the most basic Western hospital, 75% of all eye conditions in sub-Saharan Africa could be easily cured.

Who are we helping?

Giving vision to someone who has been partially sighted or has never had vision, has a life-changing impact on the family, the community and, ultimately the economy of a country. Men and women can return to work. Children go back to school. People can contribute to their community, helping to build a better future for their families.

According to the World Health Organisation there are currently 57 countries in crisis in Human Resources for Health and 36 of these are situated in Sub-Saharan Africa. 89% of the 253 million blind or visually impaired are in developing countries where resources are low – this means many go blind even though their conditions are treatable or preventable!

Orbis Africa’s innovative strategies speak directly to these problems – by working to build the resources and expertise of eye-care professionals, we’re giving countless African communities access to quality eye care and transforming lives.

You can help. Let's change lives.

Support our work