A First-of-Its-Kind Plan to Eliminate Avoidable Blindness in Guatemala
Globally, 1.1 billion people live with vision impairment. In remote communities and developing countries, where access to eye care is limited, this can lead to generations of hardship. Today, we stand at an important moment in history – the beginning of the end of avoidable blindness, first in Guatemala, then across the world.
“Guatemala Brillando” or “Brighter Guatemala,” developed in collaboration with our partner Visualiza and first supported by Vision For The Poor, is a first-of-its-kind plan to systematically eliminate avoidable blindness throughout Guatemala. We are positioned to achieve it in just 10 years, and the blueprint can be scaled across the world. Our work and plan have been vetted by leading scientists and experts, and in 2020 was named in the Top 10 list of MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change solutions to change the world.
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