Eradicating preventable blindness

HQ Location: United States

For much of the 20th century, the name Helen Keller was synonymous with courage in the face of overwhelming odds. Left blind and deaf as a baby, she went on not only to become a leading advocate for the blind, but also to found Helen Keller International in 1915 as a premier organization dedicated to preventing blindness and reducing malnutrition. Today, Helen Keller International’s cost-effective and sustainable programs span 22 countries, focusing on basic eye care, vision correction, vitamin supplementation, food fortification, infant and young child feeding and community malnutrition surveillance. Committed to productive partnerships, the organization is also active in conducting and sharing research through a vibrant network of leading international institutions.

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