OPC - Organization for the Prevention of Blindness

OPC - Organization for the Prevention of Blindness OPC ensures the human right to sight and provides local research, treatments and cures for people affected by blindness and blinding diseases in Francophone Africa since 1978.
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Visit http://www.opc.asso.fr/?lang=en for detailed information about our organisation, accounts, projects and eye health information. The OPC is an international NGO with specific expertise in ocular public health, which has been in operation since 1978. It fights to preserve the sight of as many people as possible in the most deprived populations in developing French-speaking countries. As a result, millions of people don’t lose their sight or are able to recover their sight, enabling them to continue their social and professional lives while remaining independent and autonomous. “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” (Confucius) The philosophy of the OPC is not just about providing aid. One of our main objectives is to train, support and empower eye health workers, who can then care for the most disadvantaged populations affected by visual impairment. The OPC has a long standing trade record of rigorous management, allowing all donors, be they individuals or businesses, to provide support whilst being completely assured of the correct destination, and good use, of their donation. The OPC is • A registered charity (registered 05/12/1983). • A member of Comité de la Charte (the French Committee on Fundraising Organisations) • In an official working relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO). • An active member of the worldwide initiative Vision 2020 – The Right to Sight

Mission: One child becomes blind every minute, one adult every second. And yet 80% of visual impairment is avoidable.

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The surgeries we provide to communities in Africa have a lasting and powerful effect. You can read more inspiring storie...
07/11/2020

The surgeries we provide to communities in Africa have a lasting and powerful effect. You can read more inspiring stories here 👉https://bit.ly/2FqqRUG

Humanism. Solidarity. Professionalism. Accountability. Transparency. Lasting Impact.Here at OPC, we hold these values cl...
04/11/2020

Humanism. Solidarity. Professionalism. Accountability. Transparency. Lasting Impact.

Here at OPC, we hold these values close to us as we fight blindness and empower underserved communities in Francophone Africa. Learn more about our mission here 👉https://bit.ly/2FqqRUG

Did you know 1 billion people have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed? And 80...
02/11/2020

Did you know 1 billion people have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed? And 80% could get their sight back with a simple surgery or treatment... Please consider donating today so a child can see another day. ❤️ https://bit.ly/2XssQ0L

Today you can be a part of OPC's mission! By signing up for our newsletter, you will receive all of the latest updates f...
30/10/2020

Today you can be a part of OPC's mission! By signing up for our newsletter, you will receive all of the latest updates for eye health in Francophone Africa and follow what OPC does to protect everyone's right to sight. Stay informed!
👉https://bit.ly/35DPKah

Currently, 2.2 billion people in the world are visually impaired and, among them, 1 billion have a visual impairment tha...
28/10/2020

Currently, 2.2 billion people in the world are visually impaired and, among them, 1 billion have a visual impairment that could have been prevented or has not yet been addressed. Read more of our latest article to see how we bring #hopeinsight to Francophone Africa.
👀👉https://bit.ly/2FtqOYn

Driven by our five-fold mission, we have been fighting blindness and empowering underserved communities since 1978. Clic...
26/10/2020

Driven by our five-fold mission, we have been fighting blindness and empowering underserved communities since 1978. Click here to learn more!

👉https://bit.ly/2FqqRUG

Sign up to our newsletter to receive inspiring testimonials, program announcements, and updates! https://bit.ly/35DPKah
24/10/2020

Sign up to our newsletter to receive inspiring testimonials, program announcements, and updates! https://bit.ly/35DPKah

Today you can help a child restore not only their eyesight but their hope for the future! Please consider making a gift ...
22/10/2020

Today you can help a child restore not only their eyesight but their hope for the future! Please consider making a gift to support our programs. ❤️👓 https://bit.ly/2XssQ0L

By offering comprehensive eye care in schools, we protect the vision of children to help create precious minds for the f...
20/10/2020

By offering comprehensive eye care in schools, we protect the vision of children to help create precious minds for the future! 👀🧠 Click here to learn more: https://bit.ly/3n3SOmj

Did you know that 1 billion people in the world suffer from a visual impairment that could have been prevented or has no...
18/10/2020

Did you know that 1 billion people in the world suffer from a visual impairment that could have been prevented or has not yet been addressed?

Please donate what you can to help us make a difference. ❤️https://bit.ly/2XssQ0L

We're now delivering comprehensive eye care in schools!🍎 Why? Find out here: https://bit.ly/3n3SOmj
16/10/2020

We're now delivering comprehensive eye care in schools!🍎 Why? Find out here: https://bit.ly/3n3SOmj

Stay connected with OPC by subscribing to our newsletter today! You will receive inspiring stories and updates about our...
14/10/2020

Stay connected with OPC by subscribing to our newsletter today! You will receive inspiring stories and updates about our impact. https://bit.ly/35DPKah

From training medical staff to providing comprehensive eye care and fighting neglected tropical diseases, in 2019 we've ...
12/10/2020

From training medical staff to providing comprehensive eye care and fighting neglected tropical diseases, in 2019 we've been working hard to preserve sight in some of the most vulnerable communities of the world. 💪🏿Check it out: https://bit.ly/2HAendN

Our 2019 financial report is out! 📈Transparency is one of OPC's core values. Discover our program results, key numbers a...
10/10/2020

Our 2019 financial report is out! 📈Transparency is one of OPC's core values. Discover our program results, key numbers and get more insight on our resources: https://bit.ly/2HAendN

Happy #WorldSightDay! 👀Here at OPC, we're convinced everyone, everywhere should have access to quality eye care because ...
08/10/2020
Today is World Sight Day | OPC’s Vision in 2020

Happy #WorldSightDay! 👀

Here at OPC, we're convinced everyone, everywhere should have access to quality eye care because it simply is a human right. Do you agree?
Learn more about our vision and join us! ⬇️

Today is World Sight Day, one of the most important dates of the year in the eye health calendar. World Sight Day is coordinated by IAPB under the VISION 2020..

Today, the risk of blindness is 5 to 10 times higher in the developing world than in industrialized countries due to dif...
01/10/2020

Today, the risk of blindness is 5 to 10 times higher in the developing world than in industrialized countries due to difficult access to eye care.

Be the change, and give the gift of sight.

Donate now! ❤️ https://bit.ly/2XssQ0L

Stay involved to fight blindness and vision impairment. Stay in the know about what's happening at OPC!https://bit.ly/35...
30/09/2020

Stay involved to fight blindness and vision impairment. Stay in the know about what's happening at OPC!
https://bit.ly/35DPKah

Did you know trachoma is the world's leading infectious cause of blindness? Thanks to your support in 2019, OPC treated ...
28/09/2020

Did you know trachoma is the world's leading infectious cause of blindness? Thanks to your support in 2019, OPC treated 3,127,108 people against the disease and operated on 6,408 trachoma-related complications.

Donate today to provide someone the ability to see another day ❤️ https://bit.ly/2XssQ0L

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on trachoma elimination programs. The annual French-speaking African Cou...
25/09/2020
The Impact of COVID-19 on Trachoma Elimination Programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on trachoma elimination programs. The annual French-speaking African Countries Trachoma Experts meeting allowed us to address this issue with a wide array of experts, non-governmental organizations, and 13 Ministries of Health.

Click the link below to learn more 👀

https://bit.ly/330eDLx

Trachoma is one of these conditions, and the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness. Transmitted through contact with eye and nose discharge...

Chantal, 33, is a nurse from Sila, in Eastern Chad. She was trained by OPC to become a trichiasis trachomatous operator ...
22/09/2020

Chantal, 33, is a nurse from Sila, in Eastern Chad. She was trained by OPC to become a trichiasis trachomatous operator and has now performed several hundred surgeries! 👏 https://bit.ly/3kocuPI

Sight is a human right, and we work to protect it. Subscribe to our newsletter to join the fight!👉https://bit.ly/35DPKah
21/09/2020

Sight is a human right, and we work to protect it. Subscribe to our newsletter to join the fight!

👉https://bit.ly/35DPKah

COVID-19 and destructive blinding diseases such as trachoma can be prevented by taking the same preventative measures.
17/09/2020
How controlling neglected tropical diseases can curb COVID-19

COVID-19 and destructive blinding diseases such as trachoma can be prevented by taking the same preventative measures.

Every day we hear further stories about the devastation COVID-19 is causing around the world, while the global health community is rightly working together to put a stop to this pandemic.

Did you know that 5,262 cataract surgeries took place with OPC's help in 2019?  👀                                       ...
16/09/2020

Did you know that 5,262 cataract surgeries took place with OPC's help in 2019? 👀

Learn more about our impact: https://opc.ngo/our-impact/

Because of demographic growth and aging populations, these blindness and visual impairment statistics are at risk of tri...
14/09/2020

Because of demographic growth and aging populations, these blindness and visual impairment statistics are at risk of tripling and doubling respectively by 2050.

Together, we can fight to prevent this! 💪🏿
https://opc.ngo/why-opc/

Our work in Francophone Africa is life-changing for people affected by preventable blindness and blinding diseases.     ...
11/09/2020

Our work in Francophone Africa is life-changing for people affected by preventable blindness and blinding diseases.

Hear it from the people we serve! ⬇️
https://opc.ngo/our-impact/#testimonials

Exciting news >> We're extending our Comprehensive Eye Care program to Chad! Our goal is to bring the total number of su...
09/09/2020

Exciting news >> We're extending our Comprehensive Eye Care program to Chad!

Our goal is to bring the total number of sustainable health centers supported by our programs to 85, with 22 of them offering quality and affordable surgical eye care.

Can we count on your support? 🎁 https://bit.ly/2XssQ0L

Our new School Eye Health Program, #FORESIGHT, was recently launched in 17 African countries to change the lives of chil...
08/09/2020

Our new School Eye Health Program, #FORESIGHT, was recently launched in 17 African countries to change the lives of children by delivering comprehensive eye care in schools. 👀

Find out more about our long term objectives: https://opc.ngo/foresight/#objectives

At OPC we chose to be a "glass house" by showing where every dollar goes.We owe it to our donors and partners to keep th...
04/09/2020

At OPC we chose to be a "glass house" by showing where every dollar goes.

We owe it to our donors and partners to keep their trust and support❤️ https://opc.ngo/about-opc/

Thanks to your support, we provided 48,000,000 treatments for 5 neglected tropical diseases over 10 years! 👀            ...
03/09/2020

Thanks to your support, we provided 48,000,000 treatments for 5 neglected tropical diseases over 10 years! 👀

And we are proud that beyond our direct impact, the results of our projects continue to grow sustainably under local Ministries of Health ownership. https://opc.ngo/our-impact/

Want to learn how we help vulnerable populations through our Comprehensive Eye Care Program? Click the link below!👇https...
02/09/2020

Want to learn how we help vulnerable populations through our Comprehensive Eye Care Program? Click the link below!👇
https://opc.ngo/our-impact/

Due to the lack of access to eye care, the WHO estimated that 15.3% of the world’s blind population reside in Africa.Cli...
27/08/2020

Due to the lack of access to eye care, the WHO estimated that 15.3% of the world’s blind population reside in Africa.

Click the link below so you can help create change👇
https://bit.ly/2XssQ0L

(Source: WHO Africa Eye Health, 2020)

Did you know that one child goes blind every minute? With your support, we can change the odds: https://opc.ngo/our-impa...
26/08/2020

Did you know that one child goes blind every minute? With your support, we can change the odds: https://opc.ngo/our-impact/

#NationalChildrensVisionAndLearningMonthWhere we work, the lack of access to eye care remains one of the top reasons man...
23/08/2020
August is Children's Vision and Learning Month | OPC 2020

#NationalChildrensVisionAndLearningMonth

Where we work, the lack of access to eye care remains one of the top reasons many children drop out of school. Still today, only 1 in 550 children in Africa has access to glasses!

We can't let this continue to happen.

It’s National Children’s Vision and Learning Month! Stand with the Organization for the Prevention of Blindness (OPC) to ensure no child falls behind in school.

Due to the lack of access to eye care, the WHO estimated that 15.3% of the world’s blind population reside in Africa.Cli...
21/08/2020
Organisation pour la Prévention de la Cécité (OPC)

Due to the lack of access to eye care, the WHO estimated that 15.3% of the world’s blind population reside in Africa.

Click the link below so you can help create change👇
https://bit.ly/2XssQ0L

(Source: WHO Africa Eye Health, 2020)

Every minute, one child goes blind. OPC is fighting to make that fact obsolete. Organization for the Prevention of Blindness (Organisation pour pour la Prévention de la Cécité in French), or OPC, empowers Francophone Africans through sustainable ...

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Visit opc.ngo for detailed information about our organisation, accounts, projects and eye health information. The OPC is an international NGO with specific expertise in ocular public health, which has been in operation since 1978. It fights to preserve the sight of as many people as possible in the most deprived populations in developing French-speaking countries. As a result, millions of people don’t lose their sight or are able to recover their sight, enabling them to continue their social and professional lives while remaining independent and autonomous. “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” (Confucius) The philosophy of the OPC is not just about providing aid. One of our main objectives is to train, support and empower eye health workers, who can then care for the most disadvantaged populations affected by visual impairment. The OPC has a long standing trade record of rigorous management, allowing all donors, be they individuals or businesses, to provide support whilst being completely assured of the correct destination, and good use, of their donation. The OPC is • A registered charity (registered 05/12/1983). • A member of Comité de la Charte (the French Committee on Fundraising Organisations) • In an official working relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO). • An active member of the worldwide initiative Vision 2020 – The Right to Sight

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Are they getting their sight back?
The Organization for the Prevention of Blindness (OPC) congratulates Ghana for having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem. Ghana is the second African country to be declared trachoma-free by the World Health Organization, after Morocco in 2016. Congratulations, Ghana!
Hello Everyone, Good afternoon Trust you are doing good!! Media Mills film Productions We are looking forward to make a Docufiction on one blind couple who have raised a child. And also have achieved a lot of respect because of there work. Man is a musician in Marathi Bana drama since very long time and his wife is a clerk in known government bank. Our synopsis, and script is completely ready. We lack financially, hence not able to make it. If you would help us financially, it will be under your banner as a social cause. Thank you 🙂🙏