Blindness avoided for millions of children
Many children in low- and middle-income countries are affected by preventable eye diseases that cause blindness.
Six years ago, WHO and partner LIONS Clubs International Foundation launched a worldwide project to prevent and cure most of the diseases that cause poor vision in children. The effort has benefited more than 100 million children so far, and increased access to eye care in 30 countries.
This photo story describes efforts and shares some country-level results from 2004 to 2009.
Launch of WHO's financing dialogue
WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and Noncommunicable Diseases in the Context of Health 2020