Goal in Sight

80% of blindness could be prevented or reversed, which makes it a problem “that might seem tailor-made for philanthropy,” writes Inside Philanthropy Global Editor Sue-Lynn Moses. So why haven’t global health’s biggest funders made fighting blindness a big priority?
“[R]educing blindness has to compete with a bunch of other global health priorities,” Moses writes, “starting with diseases that actually kill people.”
To help the WHO reach its goal of preventing avoidable blindness by 2020, philanthropists must do more, she says. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is leading the way with its recently announced $11.725 million effort to eliminate trachoma, a major cause of blindness, in Mali and Niger.
Source: Inside Philanthropy

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