Looking towards 2020
There are some fantastic new estimates coming out of the WHO that 39.8 million people are blind worldwide; which is a decrease of just over 5 million (13%) in the past 6 years!
Around 80% of blindness is avoidable (as in treatable or preventable); and 90% of blind people live in low income countries.
We are winning the war on blindness!
But a lot of momentum has to keep building to increase efforts even further in the next 10 years to keep going until the job is done..