Two and a half billion people globally lack access to the eye care they need. Vision for a Nation is an award-winning UK charity working to change this, in order to unlock economic growth and the human potential of the world’s poorest.
Vision for a Nation’s work has transformed eye care in Rwanda. In 2012, only 15% of the population had access to local eye care services. Fast forward to today and every single person in Rwanda can benefit from local, affordable vision correction and treatment.
Working in partnership with the Ministry of Health, 2,700 nurses were trained and over 2.5 million Rwandans received a vision screening either at their local health centre or as part of an outreach programme that reached all 15,000 villages nationwide.
Vision for a Nation is now taking its pioneering model to other countries, starting with Ghana. In 2018 an amibitous multi-year project was launched with the Ghana Health Service to strengthen its national eye care services on a long-term and sustainable basis.