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Tanzania celebrates the launch of its first CBM-Peek eye health programme

Government officials have joined CBM Tanzania and eye health partners to celebrate the official launch of a new Community Eye Health programme in Tanzania. The programme is part of the partnership between CBM Christian Blind Mission and Peek Vision and is being implemented by Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children.

Scaling up eye health care programmes to reach thousands more children in Pakistan

Thousands more children will be screened and connected to treatment in Pakistan as part of new and expanded School Eye Health programmes delivered through the CBM Christian Blind Mission and Peek Vision partnership. The programmes, supported by Pakistan’s National Committee for Eye Health, chaired by Professor Asad Aslam Khan, will reach an estimated 500 000 children in Sindh and Punjab provinces.

Bringing better vision to children in Ethiopia through a new School Eye Health programme

A new school eye health programme is underway in the Kolfe Keranio sub-district of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as part of the partnership between CBM Christian Blind Mission and Peek Vision. It is the first CBM-Peek programme to launch in the country and is being implemented by ALERT Hospital in collaboration with district health and education authorities.

Peek welcomes UN Resolution committing countries to eye care for the 1.1 billion people with preventable sight loss

Peek has joined the global eye health community in welcoming the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the first agreement designed to tackle preventable sight loss. The Resolution enshrines eye health as part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and commits the international community to eye care for the 1.1 billion worldwide people living with preventable sight loss by 2030. 

Using technology for eye health impact in Africa

Since its early days being developed and tested in Kenya and Botswana, Peek technology is now powering programmes with partners in multiple programmes across sub-Saharan Africa. Programme Management Lead, Grace Mwangi, shares insights on how CBM-Peek programmes are increasing access to eye care in Zimbabwe.

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36 million people worldwide are blind.  Four in five of them could keep their sight with simple surgery or treatment.  Millions more can't see clearly, yet need no more than a simple pair of glasses.  We won't stop until everyone has been linked to the treatment and services they need.