This World Sight Day, Vision Executives are undergoing a fundraising event for three vision loss charities. One of these charities is Andean Medical Mission, who recognise the extreme poverty and lack of eye health care in Bolivia.
Our gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge will pale in comparison to the travelling Andean Medical Mission do, sometimes for 3-4 days, to reach the incredibly remote Andean villages they intend to administer treatment in.
Training up Bolivian doctors, using the funds we intend to raise, will make treatment in these villages easier. Dave Goldsmith explained that currently “there are 15 ophthalmologists per million population”. Andean Medical Mission intend to bring a focus to this lack of eye health care in such a poverty-stricken country.
To find out more about the charities we hope to raise money for this World Sight Day, please read our article and consider donating via our JustGiving page.
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