Founded in 1915, Helen Keller International is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. We combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition.
Helen Keller International is dedicated to combatting the causes and consequences of vision loss and making clear vision a reality for those most vulnerable to disease and who lack access to quality eye care.
We are also dedicated to combating the causes and consequences of malnutrition so that fewer people suffer loss of their productive years because they do not have enough of the right kinds of foods to eat.
There is a group of infectious diseases that many in the developed world rarely encounter or hear about. These are Neglected Tropical Diseases and are often referred to as Diseases of Poverty.
They include Trachoma, River Blindness, Intestinal Worms and other debilitating, painful, and sometimes deadly illnesses. According to the World Health Organization, these diseases infect one in six people, including half a billion children, and are responsible for more than 500,000 deaths each year.
Neglected Tropical Diseases are directly linked to continuing cycles of poverty. They can result in blindness, chronic pain, severe disability and malnutrition, keeping children from attending school and adults from being able to work, severely limiting economic productivity in some of the poorest communities in the world.
We also work on eye health, especially our CHildSight on the school based vision care services that brings education into focus.
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