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$1bn Vision Catalyst Fund to be established to provide vision to entire populations across the world

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (the Trust) has today announced that it has begun working on an ambitious multi-stakeholder initiative to lay the foundations for a new $1bn Vision Catalyst Fund to bring eye care to all people in the Commonwealth and around the world. The announcement brings together leading eye health organisations, including Peek Vision, banks, and the private sector.

University of Botswana students celebrate clear sight

Sixty students at the University of Botswana received spectacles on Thursday 9 November as part of a pioneering new vision screening programme, led by the University of Botswana (UB) eHealth Research Unit under the Department of Computer Science and Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP).

Botswana set to become first country in the world to provide eye health services to a generation

The Government of Botswana celebrated its progress in bringing vision to an entire generation of schoolchildren at a special event hosted by the British High Commission in Gaborone on Thursday 19 October.

Peek Vision joins forces with leading disability charity to roll out new sight-saving technology

253 million people worldwide are visually impaired or blind. 80% could be helped with simple solutions like the provision of glasses or cataract surgery. But to find and treat many with sight loss, new technologies are needed.

Vision for the Commonwealth: New campaign launched to bring vision to everyone, everywhere

Over the next six months, Peek, The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Sightsavers, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Clearly and the International Coalition for Trachoma Control will work to raise awareness of this issue and unite Governments, advocates, service providers and supporters to bring vision to everyone, everywhere.

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“When you meet people and you can solve their problem, it’s a great feeling - it is not just my joy, but the joy of the patient. And when you share their joy then that is double joy.”

Dr Hillary Rono

Ophthalmologist and Peek Kenya Country Manager