About the International Eye Foundation
IEF Programs: Childhood Blindness
IEF continues to focus on reducing vitamin A deficiency and improving pediatric eye care services worldwide.
Nearly 1.5 million children worldwide are blind because of simple vitamin A and micro-nutrient deficiencies, according to 2004 World Health Organization data.
Our child survival efforts in Bolivia and Malawi focused on vitamin A and micro-nutrient deficiency control, nutrition education, diarrheal disease control, malaria prevention and control, and immunizations. [ IEF Programs ]
The IEF's blindness prevention and sight saving programs are funded by governmental, foundation, and corporate contributors, as well as individuals like you who generously donate online. Our website showcases our successes and our breadth of services to the developing world. Feel free to contact us with specific questions or requests. [ Seeing 2000 ]