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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.

Peek Vision wins the 2021 Tech4Good for Africa Award

Peek has been named as the winner of the Tech4Good for Africa Award at this year’s virtual Tech4Good awards ceremony. Peek was recognised for its smartphone technology and public health tools that help its partners deliver more efficient, more effective and more equitable eye health programmes in multiple countries across sub-saharan Africa and beyond.

Peek Community Eye Health System significantly increases access to care for people with eye problems

The Peek community eye health system with an integrated decision-guiding app has been shown to almost triple the number of people with eye problems attending primary care, as well as increasing appropriate uptake of hospital services, compared to the standard approach. The new peer-reviewed findings come from research carried out in Kenya, published in The Lancet Digital Health.

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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.