The Subsidiaries' Projects 2017-2018

Every year, the Foundation and L’OCCITANE subsidiaries and distributors around the world support local projects to fight against avoidable blindness. 

Discover below the 23 projects for 2017-2018 that will enable more than 1 million of beneficiaries to receive eye care worldwide thanks to a global cofounding of more than € 600,000.

Map of the subsidiaries projects 2017-2018

                             Logo Asociacion Cooperadora             Logo Eyes for the World             Logo Renovatio          
          In Argentina, thanks to a funding of €10,000, the Asociación Cooperadora del Hospital de Niños Dr. Ricardo Gutiérrez will purchase machines to detect the Glaucoma without resorting to general anaesthesia (lowering risks and costs).              In Belgium and in the Netherlands, €25,000 fund the eye exam and the distribution of spectacles for 6,000 vulnerable people thanks to the association Eyes for the World.             In Brazil, €49,000 are given to l'Associação de Apoio Renovatio for glasses distribution to low income inhabitants of the region of Sao Paulo living, and during expeditions conducted with NGOs. 3,000 people will benefit from eye care by 2020.          
           Logo Foundation for Fighting Blindness              Logo Orbis  

           Logo Lions Club de France  

          In Canada, the Foundation Fighting Blindness is developing an awareness program about eye health for people living in rural and remote areas. Thanks to a funding of €20,000, 5,000 people will benefit from eye care.              In China, more than €80,000 help to fund the stopover of the ORBIS flying hospital in the province of Shanxi to screen 35,000 children, and to sensitize 50,000 people to eye health. The ORBIS program also provides the training of 60 doctors, orthoptists and anesthetists, in eye surgery techniques.             In France, €50,000 will help the Lions Clubs de France to buy a PANOCAM machine. This machine will allow retinopathy screenings for more than 6,000 premature babies by 2020 in the Necker Hospital and in the maternities wards of Île-de-France.           
           Logo Mehrblick              Logo Hong Kong Society for the Blind              Logo CBM          
          In Germany, the non-governmental organisation Mehrblick collects worn glasses, fixes them and redistributes them for free to people in need. A funding of €20,000 has been granted to enable eye care to about 4,000 beneficiaries in 2018.             In Hong Kong, for the second consecutive year, the Hong Kong Society for the Blind Vision Screening Bus examines 2,500 children thanks to a budget of €9,266.             In India, 4 eye centers will be open by CBM association thanks to a subvention of €80,000 over 2 years. The centers aim at providing eye care for 65,000 people over 5 years: cataract surgeries, eyeglasses distribution, eye health awareness.           
           Logo Helen Keller International              Logo CBM              Logo LIROT          
          In Indonesia, the NGO Helen Keller International provides eye cares based on 168 schools in the South of the Sulawesi Island. Thanks to a funding of €10,000, 186,000 children will benefit from eye cares.              In Ireland, a funding of €25,000 will support CBM, to provide eye screenings in the eastern province of Zambia, where eye care almost doesn’t exist. A wide awareness program will reach 29,000 beneficiaries.             In Israel, thanks to €12,000, the association Lirot conducts eye screenings for 5,000 socially disadvantaged elderly who cannot go to the doctor by themselves due to financial and physical handicaps.            
           Logo CBM

              Logo Japan Ophtalmologists Association              Logo Saint Nicholas Home

          In Italy€20,000 contribute to the project of CBM in Ethiopia, “Trachoma S.A.F.E”, which will prevent the infections that cause long-term blindness and will offer specific surgical techniques to those already infected by trachoma. More than 100,000 people will benefit from these program by 2020.              In Japan, the Japan Ophthalmologists Association provides eye cares through the country thanks to its mobile van called “VISION VAN”. Thanks to a funding of €40,000, 800 people will receive eye cares.             In Malaysia, free eye screenings are organized by St Nicholas Home on the island of Penang, in order to raise awareness about eye health. This project is supported with more than €16,000, and will offer free eye screenings to more than 13,000 people by 2020.           
           Logo Instituto Mexicano of Oftalmologia

             Logo Visakha Foundation             
Logo CBM
          In Mexico, €40,000 will fund the purchase of specialized medical equipment for the Instituto Mexicano de Oftalmologia. This equipment will improve the performance of eye surgeries for more than 500,000 beneficiaries by 2020.             In Myanmar, the Vishakha Foundationraises awareness and conducts eye screenings among 4,000 people in rural areas, thanks to a funding of €22,500             In South Africa, €40,000 over 2 years will help CBM to reduce the cataract and glaucoma morbidity rate in sub-Saharan Africa, through the skills building of the eye surgeons. Thanks to this project, more than 7,000 people will benefit from eye care before 2020.          
Logo Heart to heart international
             Logo Ordre de Malte              Logo Taiwan Light of love association

          In South Korea, the organisation Heart to heart International receives €35,000 for its project of eye health improvement in Tanzania, based on providing eye-screening service to primary school students. This project will provide eye care for 300,000 children             In Switzerland€15,000 are given to Ordre de Malte, to support a screening and treatment project for visually-impaired people living in the region of Bobo-Dioulasso.              In Taiwan, the Taiwan Light of Love Association promotes eye health and blindness prevention through partnerships with local communities. With the help of volunteers and thanks to a funding of €20,000, 3,000 people will benefit from eye screenings.          
            Logo Sightsavers              Logo Soglom avlod uchun

          In the United Kingdom, €50,000 contribute to fund the “Bihar Rural Eye Health Program” of Sightsavers, which aims at guaranteeing access to eye care to marginalized people in Uttar Pradesh (India). More than 76,000 people will receive eye care.              In Uzbekistan, the program « My view – my world » of the association Soglom avlod uchun(For the Healthy Generation) is supported with €7,500. It will help 3,000 people from a modest background to benefit from eye cares.                         

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