A Quick Look At Sightsavers, A Wonderful Charity

Sightsavers, an organization based in the UK and also in Pelham, Alabama, works to support prevention of blindness and the healing of it, worldwide, especially in third world countries. Dr. Caroline Harper, Sightsavers CEO, recently attended a UK Summit with 800 other delegates. The goals set at the Summit aimed for: education and equal opportunities in the job market, technology, economic empowerment, dignity and respect for all persons with disabilities.

Sightsavers and an organization called Put Us in the Picture asked the British government for help with the visually impaired in poor countries like Yemen. The UK government made a very large contribution to this effort. Sightsavers used this money to send a team of 4,000 volunteers into Yemen to treat the Yemen people with a total of 440,000 doses of Zithromax, an antibiotic used to treat an eye disease called Trachoma. Trachoma is found largely in areas of poor sanitation, unclean water, and large amounts of insects which then infect the people. It is caused by a bacteria and can cause blindness. To address this disease, in 2017, Sightsavers worked with the British government, the World Bank, and private sector donors like Bill and Melinda Gates, to provide one billion doses of Zithromax, worldwide.

“What is river blindness?” River blindness is a parasitic infection that can, over time, cause irreversible blindness. The disease is spread by the bite of infected black flies that breed near fast-flowing rivers. 120 million people are at risk worldwide. River blindness can lead to severe skin irritation, pain and sight loss. 500,000 people are blind because of it. 37 million are infected by the disease. Medication can stop it spreading. Fly catchers work to eradicate the flies that carry river blindness. Together, we can eliminate the disease. Learn more: www.sightsavers.org (or click link in our bio!) #Sightsavers #riverblindness #ntds #blindness #eyes #eyehealth #vision #sight #sightloss #visionloss #eyecare #eyehealth #beatNTDs #nomoreNTDs #blindnessawareness #endavoidableblindness #avoidableblindness #river #rivers #riversides #didyouknow #dyk #factoftheday #interesting #interestingfacts

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Sightsavers, in conjunction with the UN and other charitable partners, strives to accomplish the following goals: making health care more readily accessible; reducing discrimination regarding a person’s disability or gender; provide education for children, and fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases. Trachoma is one such disease and is much easier to treat early on. For this reason, Sightsavers emphasizes that 75% of blindness is preventable and can be cured.

Recently, Sightsavers, in collaboration with a company called VFO, distributed a machine VFO made to help children see better. This device, an Onyx electronic video magnifier, can increase a child’s vision from 10% to 100%. It helps legally blind kids to see their homework and,thus, understand it. The Onyx device costs $26,000 and is not covered by insurance, so Sightsavers and their charitable affiliates have donated these devices to families in need. It continues to donate dozens of them per year. In a world in which it is predicted that 41 million people will lose their sight by 2050, Sightsavers truly works to shed some light.

 

 

 

https://reliefweb.int/organization/sightsavers

Bob Reina: Fighting The Good Fight

Sometimes for those that are not in a position to fight on their own, they need someone to fight the good fight for them. That someone is Bob Reina, the founder and CEO of Talk Fusion since he created it back in 2007. It is a video communications provider that allows people to chat with one another using video in a whole new way. In fact, the product is so good; it won two awards in 2016, including the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. This was their second award from the same company, which shows that they only get better with age and they only improve. They are all about improvement and giving the best to their customers. They have the best customers and they value them. Learn more : http://www.superbcrew.com/talk-fusion-delivers-award-winning-video-communication-products-and-video-marketing-solutions/

 

One of the biggest epidemics in this world is the fact that people are unhappy at their jobs. It is kind of a quiet secret, as people don’t like to post about it on social media as that is how gossip spreads and that is how people get in trouble at work and possibly fired. They might have a boss that is a little too in their face and a little too hard to get along with, even though they are trying their hardest to do so. It is just not the job they had envisioned when they were a young adult or even a young child. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/bob-reina/

 

They had big dreams, but somewhere along the way, they took a misstep or life got in the way, as it can do from time to time. Bob Reina wants those people to know that if they use Talk Fusion, it is not too late to get a fresh start on life and look at things from a whole new point of view. Once people realize that and wrap their heads around it, they see that everything they have ever wanted is right there in the palm of their hands with Talk Fusion’s video newsletters, video emails, video conferences, and video chats. They can feel young again and most of all, smile and be happy. Learn more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUyWC7dMRD4