Helen Keller International
Our Mission:No one suffers from preventable or treatable blindness or low vision;No one suffers from under-nutrition; andFewer people suffer loss of their productive years due to disability and premature death.
Our mission is to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. We combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition.
We envision a world where…
To accomplish this, HKI builds the capacity of local governmental, civil society and private sector systems and infrastructure, and promotes the development of sustained, large scale programs that deliver effective preventative and curative eye health and nutrition services. These services are integrated into ongoing programs and initiatives, and are delivered in cost-effective and practical ways that take into account actual community health needs and local realities. Their design is firmly rooted in scientific evidence.
A health project in 3 countries
This project focuses on morbidity management and disability prevention for lymphatic filariasis (LF) and trachoma and works with Ministries of Health and other stakeholders to build capacity and begin the... Learn more
A project from 2 different sectors in 2 countries
To eliminate trachoma as a cause of blindness through implementation of the WHO-endorsed SAFE strategy (Surgery, Antibiotics, Face-washing, Environmental change) that is designed to address both the curative... Learn more
A health project in China
The Seeing is Believing CHEER project is designed to increase the availability of quality pediatric eye care services in Shanxi province in China. CHEER will demonstrate how the quality of life and learning opportunities... Learn more