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.

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.

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.

medical personnel trained in 2016

Medical and optical treatments conducted by partners in 2016

patient visits in 2016

Read About our success Stories

A New Beginning for Diri

By Temesgen Wolde
33-Year-old Diri lives in the Hammer district, one …

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International stars lend their voices to raise awareness on World Sight Day in South Africa

No child should lose out on opportunities, learning and making memories. Your support ensures that the right professionals are trained in the right locations, towards access to quality eye health care for all.

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A Bright Future for Abenet

By Meseret Wodaje
Seven-year-old Abenet lives with his parents in the …

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