(source: IAPB Vision Atlas, 2021).
Over 95 million people in Western, Central and Eastern Sub-Saharan Africa live with vision loss. The majority is caused by cataract and refractive error.
with vision loss
preventable or treatable
uncorrected refractive errors
2020 Key Impact Figures
In 2020, COVID-19 imposed the “minimal” service delivery status on many international nonprofit organizations, which dealt with emergencies only. Despite the pandemic, most of OPC’s field activities in Africa were implemented by teams from the Ministries of Health from our partner countries, especially those linked to the fight against NTDs. These activities took place after thorough risk assessment and mitigation analysis.
OPC is proud to share these key figures from a challenging year:
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OPC’s impact continues long after its project supervision ends. The ophthalmology training and knowledge shared, health systems strengthened, and the surgical centers equipped as a result of OPC’s programs continue to serve and benefit thousands of more people each year.
We are proud that beyond our direct impact, the results of our programs continue to grow sustainably under Ministries of Health ownership.