What is AFAB?

The Alliance to Fight Avoidable Blindness (AFAB) is a partnership program launched by the Islamic development Bank  (IsDB) in 2008, with the aim of using South-South partnership to prevent and cure vision problems, giving people not just the gift of sight, but a path out of poverty. 

The Alliance brought together eye-care non-governmental organizations, ministries of health, training centers and donors, all with the shared goal of helping as many people as possible “see the light”.

100000

Cataract Operations

1000000

URE Examinations and Glasses for Children

90

Eye Care Specialists Trained

4

National Programs for refraction corrections

6

Glaucoma Treatment Centers

3

Regional Centers Strengthened

20

Scholarships to medical doctors to specialize in ophthalmology


20

Scholarships to ophthalmic nurses

100000

Cataract Operations

1000000

URE Examinations and Glasses for Children

90

Eye Care Specialists Trained

4

National Programs for refraction corrections

6

Glaucoma Treatment Centers

3

Regional Centers Strengthened

20

Scholarships to medical doctors to specialize in ophthalmology


20

Scholarships to ophthalmic nurses

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