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Vision for a Nation: Universal Access to Eyeglasses for the People of Rwanda
Date:9/24/2009

ation for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals and is a priority of 'Vision2020 - the Right to Sight', an initiative of the World Health Organization and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). The Government of Rwanda has endorsed Vision for a Nation for the implementation of its national eye care plan.

Vision for a Nation is grateful for the support of its commitment partners: Government of the Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Health, Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation, d.o.b foundation, Centre for Vision in the Developing World, Vision Spring, Serious Pictures, Dr. Kazuo Kawasaki - PKD, and Population Services International.

Adaptive Eyewear

Adaptive Eyewear is a UK-based, not-for-profit company working to fulfill the vision correction needs of underserved populations in the developing world. The aim is to make low cost eyeglasses, including self-adjustable eyeglasses, available to these populations where access to eye care services is significantly limited.

The Clinton Global Initiative

Established in 2005 as a project of the nonpartisan William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, the CGI Annual Meeting convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. Since 2005, CGI members have made nearly 1,000 Commitments to Action valued at upwards of $30 billion to improve more than 200 million lives in over 150 countries around the world. Through past Annual Meetings, CGI has brought together more than 80 current and former heads of state, hundreds of top CEOs and non-profit leaders, major philanthropists, and 10 of the last 16 Nobel Peace Prize laureates.


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