International Eye Foundation
Rating: 5 stars 2 2 reviews 594
10801 Connecticut Avenue Kensington MD 20895 USA
The international eye foundation (ief) seeks to elminate preventable and treatable blindness by building capacity for quality, comprehensive and sustainable eye care services worldwide.
Public health initiatives: in 2014, ief treated 1,045,532 people with mectizan to prevent river blindness in cameroon, west africa. Ief is the technical advisor for the usaid child blindness program 2013-2018 providing grants to support pediatric eye care programs around the world.
sustainability program: ief has assisted 46 eye care institutions in 21 countries in africa, asia, latin america and the middle east serving over a million people. Ief provides technical assistance and mentoring for business planning, management, systems and protocols. It also invests in capacity building and surgical training resulting in improved quality of services, efficiency, and productivity for cataract surgery, eye care for children, and optical services including the provsion of spectacles.
social enterprise: ief's sightreach surgical (srs) program increases access and reduces costs of new, modern ophthalmic technology and products for eye care providers in worldwide, especially developing countries. Srs also provides procurement consulting and advisory services to other eye care organizations.
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The IEF is an excellent small humanitarian NGO whose 30 year goal has been the prevention / reduction of blindness in the developing world. Ninety percent of all world blindness / low vision is in middle- income and low - income countries.
They have had amazing success with limited funds.They use their resources well. Would strongly recommend this eye NGO. They do great work.
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I have been a donor to this organization for a number of years. The reason I first started to give was because of the programs they have in Latin America.
I have continued to be a donor and have increased my donations over the years as I have seen what an outstanding job they do working in developing countries all around the world.
IEF spends their money on the things that matter - i.e. directly on the people who need help, not on overheads and fancy offices.
I would recommend this charity to anyone who is interested in preventing blindness and restoring sight .
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Visited a clinic in Guatemala
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Give them more money to expand their work