Commitment to Action

Seeing is Believing - A Renewed Commitment

Commitment by

Standard Chartered Bank

In 2011, Standard Chartered committed to scale up their completed 2008 commitment and expand their fundraising and eye care programs to help reach the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and the World Health Organization's VISION 2020 initiative to eradicate avoidable blindness globally by 2020. Through this new commitment, Standard Chartered aimed to raise an additional $63 million to fund the completion of 35 comprehensive eye care projects in at least 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas, including five projects specifically focused on children's eye health due for completion by 2020. These interventions endeavor to improve the eye care and health of approximately 35 million people, and simultaneously stimulate individual and community-wide economic growth.

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Commitment

Seeing is Believing - A Renewed Commitment

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

9 years

Estimated Total Value

$63,000,000

Region

Middle East & North Africa, Asia, Africa, Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

BAHRAIN, BANGLADESH, BOTSWANA, BRAZIL, CAMBODIA, CAMEROON, CHINA, COTE D'IVOIRE, GAMBIA, GHANA

Commitment by

Standard Chartered Bank

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)