BOLIVIA: IEF establishes a USAID funded Child Survival Program in Santa Cruz.
GLOBAL: IEF’s flagship SightReach® Management Program is established to assist eye hospitals and clinics to improve management, quality of services, and financial and organizational sustainability. By 2018, 61 eye hospitals and clinics in 22 countries have received IEF investments and technical assistance.
GLOBAL: SightReach Surgical® is established as the first non-profit platform to address the lack of access and affordability of new ophthalmic instruments, equipment, and supplies in developing countries.
WHO/GLOBAL: IEF co-sponsors a WHO/IAPB Scientific Meeting titled “Prevention blindness in children” held at the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India. The report of the meeting is WHO/PBL/00.77