Context

According to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), blindness and visual impairment are a real public health problem in developing countries, and particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. 80% of cases of blindness can be prevented with relatively simple preventive measures and treatments. In Mali, blindness, with an estimated prevalence of 2.3% in 2010 according to the IAPB, is one of the main causes of disability.

 

Supported Project

In 2020-2021, L'OCCITANE Spain and the L'OCCITANE Foundation are supporting the Eyes of the World Foundation and its project of improving eye health of the population of the region of Mopti, in Mali.

The project aims to provide ophthalmological and optical care by consultation and surgery of the population without economic resources and of students, in order to reduce eye diseases and avoidable blindness, by focusing on interventions for the main causes of visual impairment: cataracts, trachoma/trichiasis and refractive errors.

Some Figures

Budget 20.000 euros

Goal 153.600 beneficiaries