DRC river blindness
World Vision India
This article is part of HuffPost's Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. SALAMBONGO, Congo ― Jetou Mapuani had no idea why the skin on her...
She’s a finalist of the Miss India Contest for the Visually Impaired, 2017.
Times of India
India publishes approximately 90,000 books each year in 24 different languages. We have over 16,000 publishers, and are one of the top nations for English book publishing in the world. Clearly we are...
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Even at the tender age of seven, Rida Zehra, a blind Muslim girl appears to have more wisdom than many several times her age: it’s impressive enough that Zehra, without the use of Braille, knows and c...
While changing that scenario requires a complex joint approach from policymakers, doctors, public health experts, NGOs and the society, there is one important way in which common citizens can contribute: eye donation. Thousands of people in India are blind because we as a society are still not serious about eye donation (and organ donation in general), that too despite Aishwarya Rai's ardent and gorgeous appeal more than two decades back.