The SightFirst Advisory Committee has approved eight projects for SightFirst grants at their meeting this month.
The approved projects are for hospital upgrades, capacity building and a National Onchocerciasis Control Program.
The Lions Clubs International Foundation‘s (LCIF) SightFirst program funds high-quality, sustainable projects that deliver eye care services, develop infrastructure, train personnel and/or provide rehabilitation and education in underserved communities. Of utmost concern are the major causes of blindness and vision impairment: cataract, river blindness, trachoma, uncorrected refractive error and, especially in developed nations, diabetic eye disease and glaucoma.
Lions have raised more than US$415 million to fund the SightFirst program and save sight around the world.See also details and deadlines for application for Standard, Core 4 and IAG Grants on the LICF grants page (scroll to the 3rd heading in the page)