News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 26 No. 83 2013. November 18, 2013

Investing in vision pays off

A PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) report commissioned by the Fred Hollows Foundation shows that – in low- and middle-income countries – an investment of just US $2.20 per person, every year for 10 years, will eliminate avoidable blindness and visual impairment. What is more, each dollar invested in this way will generate over US $4 of economic benefits – a four-fold return on investment. The Fred Hollows Foundation has now commissioned a further body of work from PWC that aims to make data available at country level. Read the full report at

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