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 […]

New Ophthalmologist in Mozambique

After a year without the support of a local specialist, on the 28th of March, Dr. Assan joined the Ophthalmology Service of the Provincial Hospital of Inhambane, a participant of the Eyes of Mozambique program. Dr. Assan recently finished his training in Kenya, and ended his residency in Maputo at the beginning of the year. […]

¡Veo clarito! (I see clearly!)

This is what the protagonist of our story said when she removed her eye protector patch after having cataract surgery. Though only two words, two words that say a lot. Felipa Romero is a woman from the neighborhood of San Jerónimo de Tarija (Bolivia). For many years she was a baker, and some time ago […]

Eyes of the world is committed to integrating a gender perspective in all phases and areas of action

Eyes of the world is defined by its commitment to the world’s most vulnerable populations who suffer from avoidable blindness, and to equitable and sustainable human development. For this reason, it places gender at the center of its processes and projects of cooperation —actions for development are more effective if they take into account gender […]