According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the risk of blindness in children is higher in developing countries with little access to health care. In Malawi, there are only 13 optometrists in the public sector for a population of over 19 million people. As a result, eye care is limited to surgical operations and emergency management of eye diseases.


Supported project

In 2018-2029, L'OCCITANE South Korea and the L'OCCITANE Foundation supported the Heart to Heart Foundation in order to promote eye health in Malawi and in Tanzania.

This project aimed to provide eye-screening and proper ophthalmic treatment  to students in 165 primary schools. In addition, basic eye health education through the involvement of teachers enabled the sustainability of school children's eye health, and ultimately prevented avoidable blindness in the region. 

Some figures

Budget 52,800 euros

Result 243,402 beneficiaries