Indonesia is one of the most advanced countries across the developing world, with a Human Development ranking of 110 out of 188. However, income inequality and poverty is still a problem in the country, particularly in the capital city Jakarta.
Poverty is a major barrier to accessing services, particularly if you are of the estimated 38 million people living with disability.
Blindness is one of the leading causes of disability in the country. But there are only a small number of eye health services available. For instance, in Jakarta, there are only 5 hospitals serving a population of over 10 million people.
We are working in Indonesia to tackle the issue of childhood blindness and visual impairment.