The USAID Child Blindness Program (CBP) has announced the release of its Request for Applications (RFA).
CBP is seeking worldwide grant applications for activities aimed at increasing the number of children provided with quality eye care services, as well as increasing global knowledge of pediatric eye care through innovations and the implementation of best practices.
The services are targeted to children and other vulnerable populations. Projects provide sight-restoring surgery, screening of children for eye diseases and conditions, and delivery of eyeglasses to schools. Children who are irreversibly blind receive specialized education to learn Braille, use a cane and/or to improve their daily living skills. See the full list.
Photo credit: L. Riva/PGRD Caption: A young boy in a school for the blind is now able to read with the aid of a specialised magnifier thanks to a USAID CBP grant to the Aravind Eye Care Hospital in India