ABOUT WORLD SIGHT DAY
World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment, and is held on the second Thursday in October each year.
Established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2000, World Sight Day is the main advocacy event for raising awareness about blindness and vision impairment for VISION 2020: The Right to Sight, a global initiative created by WHO and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).
This year, the international theme is Vision First! Vision 2020 will be using social media and the #WorldSightDay hashtag to share information about eye health and vision care, and highlight the important work of the sector and our members. More awareness on eye care could help prevent visual impairment.
According to the first report ever on world vision report by World Health Organization (WHO), 2019, eye conditions and impairment are more prevalent in vulnerable population (WHO, 2019). This is because of their inaccessibility to quality healthcare services and medical centres, which leads to late detection. Those that are fortunate to detect early, are incapable of visiting health centres or seeking medical treatment, mostly due to their financial status and this results to the use of traditional medicines or practices to seek for cure.
At Sakinah Medical Outreach, we provide free eye care services and surgeries for the less privilege in the society. So far, we have carried out more than 300 free cataract surgeries and distributed hundreds of free eye drops and glasses for the needy in 10 years, through the generousity of our donors and partners.
Together we can restore more sight.
You can join us through donations and partnerships.
For more information;
www.sakinahoutreach.org. | firstname.lastname@example.org
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+234 909 SAKINAH (+234 909 7254624),
+234 903 7093832 (Donation Hotline)
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