According to the WHO there are 284 million people in the world affected by a visual deficiency, and 80% of the cases of blindness are avoidable. But moreover, visual deficiencies are not distributed uniformly around the world since less developed regions are the most affected and around 90% live in developing countries.
The Nouadhibou Vision Project was created following years of experience in International Cooperation, carrying out humanitarian actions in countries like Burkina Faso, Egypt, Tindouf and presently in Mauritania.
As a result of an expedition to the city of Nouadhibou (Mauritania), we detected the health needs of the city and the possibility of creating a project that would last over time, using the health structures of the country that lacked the necessary resources to provide basic ophthalmic assistance and minimum eyecare, essential for progress.
Since the health workers had deficient training, we set up an international cooperation programme: Nouadhibou Vision.