Saudi initiative to relieve 10,000 blinded in Africa

The Saudi initiative will help 10,000 blind people. (Photo courtesy of

Saudi Arabia’s Prevention of Blindness Union (PBU) has announced an initiative to help 10,000 people regain sight in Africa, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

PBU founder Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmed bin Abdulaziz unveiled the initiative set the target of 10,000 people as a first-phase of the larger drive to restore eyesight among the blind.

The announcement came during Prince Abdulaziz’s speech at the opening of the First Gulf Forum for the Prevention of Blindness, Saudi’s news agency reported.

The Prevention of Blindness Union is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded through a partnership between Riyadh-based IMPACT-EMR, member of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), and AlBasar International Foundation, a non-governmental development organization, working for the prevention of blindness and controlling blinding diseases.

AlBasar International Foundation runs eye hospitals across Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria, and Niger.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41