Ivory Coast is ranked 172nd in the UN’s Human Development Index, making it one of the least developed nations in the world.
The scale of preventable blindness in the country is a major problem, with 16,000 new people affected each year, only 3,400 people are operated on due to a lack of available resources.
Another is the lack of inclusive education facilities for children with disabilities. It is estimated that around 400,000 children with disabilities between the ages of 6 and 11 are not in school.
We work in Ivory Coast, West Africa to treat and prevent blindness and promote inclusive education for children with disabilities.