Eye examinations for the albino population

In Mozambique, albino people live with many difficulties, and not just because they are singled out for their looks. On the one hand, they are haunted by the color of their skin, as traditional magic and healers spread many beliefs about using parts of their body in ceremonies to heal other people. That means they […]

Surgery week in Bolivia

In the last surgical commission of 2020 organized by Eyes of the world in Oruro, which took place from December 14 to 19, 23 patients underwent cataract surgery. The commission was carried out with all the protection and prevention measures established by the COVID-19 protocols and was led by Dr. Estanislao Titirico, ophthalmologist from the […]

Guaranteeing attention to ocular emergencies in Mali

COVID-19 is a global crisis and as such requires global responses: governments, organizations from all sectors, professionals and the like have been working together, and continue to do so, in order to prevent, detect, and respond to the different requirements that have arisen. The European Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), loyal to its […]

Sustainable sight: World Sight Day 2020

On the occasion of World’s Sight Day, Eyes of the world Foundation has broadcast a campaign through social media with the aim of defending the need to garantee eye health for the most vulnerable populations, and show how good sight contributes to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The campaign consisted […]

Activity continues in Mozambique

Since the start of the Covid-19 state of emergency, the ophthalmology services of Inhambane province, which is where the Eyes of the world teams operate, have never come to a complete stop. Logically, eye revision campaigns in schools, surgery commissions and, in general, all activities involving more than 10 people were suspended. But health personnel, […]

Financial contribution by the ESCRS to ensure eye care in Mali during the pandemic 

The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) has donated €17,000, and €10,000 more in a second phase, to the Foundation to guarantee care for eye emergencies in Mopti region (Mali) during the COVID-19 threat. This amount will be devoted to enhance prevention and protection measures, both for eye health professionals and their patients, […]

Women and minors, main work focus of the Foundation in Mali

In February, the team of Eyes of the world based in Mopti (Mali) implemented the following activities aimed to improve the access of the Malian population to eye care: Gender equality training aimed to local employees. Examples of gender stereotypes and their impact on society and health were shared. A number of initiatives addressed to […]

Significant changes in the ophthalmologic attention in the Sahara

During the last months, there have been different changes in the ophthalmologic attention inside the Sahrawi refugee camps. In October, Dr. Monica Lecumberri joined the programme Eyes of the Sahara as a new medical supervisor. Dr. Lecumberri is a Catalonian ophthalmologist with a Degree in Medicine and Surgery from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), with […]

Eyes of the world receives the Anesvad Award to Innovation

On 29th October, Anesvad Foundation hosted the third edition of the Anesvad Awards for Cooperation and Solidarity at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the organization. These awards want to share synergies among all the entities that work to alleviate poverty and improve the health and development of the people […]

Eyes of the world Gender Strategy Approved

The Board of Trustees of the Foundation approved the 2018-2021 Gender Strategy designed to integrate the gender perspective across all the phases and areas of work, during their last meeting. The members of the Board of Trustees made the commitment of the organization to achieve gender equality, both at an organisational and strategical level and […]