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The Prevalence of Preventable Blindness

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October 29, 2012

Please help us raise awareness about preventable blindness. Join our campaign by liking our Facebook page and sharing this video with your friends and family. (GlobalVision2020)

Every 5 seconds, someone goes blind. 80% of these people suffer needlessly, for their blindness could have been prevented or cured. There is a lack of resources in the developing world to treat these people.

Global Vision is a non-profit global health development organization that expands local capacity for sustainable eye care delivery in developing countries.We empower local doctors by providing them with resources and training in advanced ophthalmology, financial management, and efficiency.

The loss of sight can be nearly as tragic as death. According to the World Health Organization, 45 million people worldwide are blind and 135 million people are visually impaired. However, 80% of these people suffer needlessly, and 90% reside in developing countries - primarily in Southeast Asia and Africa. Their blindness could have been prevented or treated, often times with inexpensive surgeries.

We believe that by working with our local partners in developing countries, we can help achieve a world free of preventable blindness.

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  Check out Discapacitados Visuales - The Visually Impaired

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CHARITY ALERT Vallarta Botanical Garden Needs Your Help

TripAdvisor singled out the Botanical Garden for removal and placed us on our own page in Cabo Corrientes.

Please write and ask TripAdvisor why all other Cabo Corrientes attractions are still on the Puerto Vallarta page while only the Garden was removed.

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