32 million people in the world are needlessly blind. The majority of them live in poor countries in Africa and Asia. These countries do not have public health services offering surgery or treatment that could give these people their sight back.
iCare:-) is the Norwegian Association of the Blind’s contribution to achieve the goals of the Vision 2020 initiative. Vision 2020 is a global initiative to eliminate all preventable and treatable causes of blindness by the year 2020.
The vision is an initiative of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IABP) and is being run as a project in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO). A number of voluntarily organisations throughout the world are associated with the project through the IABP. Through iCare:-) and the Norwegian Association of the Blind, Bergans is helping to reach this goal by focusing on Nepal.
By supporting iCare since 2014, more that 1.000 people in Nepal have got back their eyesight .