Standard Chartered Bank (Seeing is Believing)

Seeing is Believing commits to raise a total of USD 100 million by 2020 for projects to tackle avoidable blindness. Seeing is Believing is a collaboration between Standard Chartered Bank and the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and leading international eye-care NGOs. Seeing is Believing is the Bank’s global initiative to tackle avoidable blindness and visual impairment. Through its latest 2011 commitment, the Bank aims to make a lasting impact by building sustainable eye-care programmes in developing countries where it operates.
Key Areas Of Intervention & Support For Vision 2020 Activities
Other Areas Of Work
Seeing is Believing (SiB) supports VISION 2020, the global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). Through its latest commitment, the Bank aims to make a lasting impact by building sustainable eye-care programmes in developing countries where it operates. Utilising the SiB funding, IAPB and leading international eye-care NGOs will deliver 35 sustainable eye-care projects. By ‘sustainable’, the programmes will be: ­ Integrated within national health systems and plans; ­ Adequately staffed and equipped; ­ Fully comprehensive projects, considerate of human resource development; infrastructure support, disease control and local population needs; ­ Financially sustainable long after the Bank’s funding ends. This support will include: At least 30 comprehensive eye-care projects in over 20 countries globally; plus five major child eye health projects, supporting existing health services and building the capacity for new eye-care services across seven countries. Standard Chartered Bank has also supported the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust. In Africa this supports Trachoma work in 5 countries.
Sub Regions Involved In And Countries Supported
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Sub-Regions Countries Type Of Involvement/Support FUNDING 2011 (US$)
West Africa Ghana Kasoa, Central Region, Support to Watborg Eye Services - Infrastructure, Equipment, HR, Service Delivery, PEC; Western Region, Support to 4 4 Districts - Consumables, Equipment; Northern, Volta, Accra, Central, Kumasi, Support to 21 Districts - Infrastructure, Equipment, HR, Service Delivery, Awareness Creation; Ghana National Eye Care Coordination Office - Budget Support USD 1,617,821
       
Eastern Africa Kenya Narok District - Full SAFE Strategy; Narok District Hospital - Equipment, HR, Service Delivery , PEC; Moi Teaching and Referral, Eldoret - Infrastructure, Equipment, HR, Service Delivery; Kitale District Hospital - Equipment, HR, Service Delivery, PEC; West Pokot District - Antibiotic Distribution; Kenya National Eye Care Coordination Office - Budget Support USD 816,756
  Rwanda Kanombe Military Hospital, Kigali - Infrastructure, Equipment, HR, Service Delivery; Eastern Province, 4 Districts - Infrastructure, Equipment, HR, Service Delivery, PEC USD 130,932
       
Southern Africa Zambia UTH, Lusaka - Infrastructure, HR, Service Delivery; NW Province, 4 Districts - Infrastructure, Equipment, HR, Service Delivery, PEC; Sinazongwe District - Full SAFE Strategy; Zambia National Eye Care Coordination Office - Budget Support USD 433,386
Sub-RegionsCountriesType Of Involvement/SupportFUNDING 2010 (US$)
West AfricaGhanaKasoa, Central Region, Support to Watborg Eye Services - Infrastructure, Equipment, HR, Service Delivery, PEC; Western Region, Support to 4 4 Districts - Consumables, Equipment; Northern, Volta, Accra, Central, Kumasi, Support to 21 Districts - Infrastructure, Equipment, HR, Service Delivery, Awareness Creation; Ghana National Eye Care Coordination Office - Budget SupportUSD 1,450,000
    
Eastern AfricaKenyaNarok District - Full SAFE Strategy; Narok District Hospital - Equipment, HR, Service Delivery , PEC; Moi Teaching and Referral, Eldoret - Infrastructure, Equipment, HR, Service Delivery; Kitale District Hospital - Equipment, HR, Service Delivery, PEC; West Pokot District - Antibiotic Distribution; Kenya National Eye Care Coordination Office - Budget SupportUSD 800,000
 RwandaKanombe Military Hospital, Kigali - Infrastructure, Equipment, HR, Service Delivery; Eastern Province, 4 Districts - Infrastructure, Equipment, HR, Service Delivery, PECUSD 160,000
    
Southern AfricaZambiaUTH, Lusaka - Infrastructure, HR, Service Delivery; NW Province, 4 Districts - Infrastructure, Equipment, HR, Service Delivery, PEC; Sinazongwe District - Full SAFE Strategy; Zambia National Eye Care Coordination Office - Budget SupportUSD 878,000
  

No funding information has been entered for the year 2009


No funding information has been entered for the year 2008


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