3 August 2017
Source: IAPB/VISION 2020
A paper published on 2 August in the Lancet estimates that there were 36 million people who were blind and 217 million people with severe or moderate visual impairment (MSVI), making a total of 253 million people who were visually impaired, in 2015. It also estimates that 1.1 billion people have near-vision impairment—a condition that can be corrected with spectacles.
Read more IAPB: Latest Global Blindness & VI prevalence figures published in The Lancet
24 February 2017
Source: International Centre for Eye Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
On Monday 20 February 2017, the International Centre for Eye Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are re-running the successful free online course on Global Blindness with the help of its partners FutureLearn. Join over 5,000 people who have already taken the course and register your interest at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/global-blindness What is this course about? This free online
Read more Free Futurelearn Online Course on Global blindness – Starts 20 February 2017! But still time to catch up