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Poor vision is the largest unaddressed disability in the world today. An estimated 2.5 billion people, mostly living in the poorest parts of the planet and a majority of whom are women, cannot see clearly and have no access to treatment. Yet for 80 per cent of the 2.5 billion, all they need is a simple pair of prescription spectacles.

Tackling this problem would unlock billions of dollars in productivity gains. It would give young people a better chance in school, would help women live better lives, and is critical to eliminating poverty. However, despite the potentially huge return on investment, basic eye care is low on the list of priorities for poor countries and donors. In this extraordinary book, businessman and philanthropist James Chen asks why this should be, and describes his mission to help the world to see.

In Clearly, Chen reveals the personal stories of some of those afflicted and identifies the barriers to delivering access to glasses for all. He delivers a passionate call to governments to act and calls on business, technology and medicine to come together and find a solution to this global problem.


James Chen was born in Hong Kong and is the third generation in a family of successful businessmen and entrepreneurs, having learnt his trade at the feet of his father and grandfather. In 2011 he set up the charity Vision for a Nation in Rwanda with the aim of providing nationwide access to eye care and affordable glasses to a country of 12 million people. A stunning success, eyecare services are due to reach 15,000 villages across the country by the end of 2017. In 2016 he launched Clearly, a global campaign to enable access to glasses for everyone in the world who needs them.

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Titre: Clearly
Sous-titre: How a 700 year old invention can change the world forever
Code EAN: 9781785902680
ISBN: 978-1-78590-268-0
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (epub)
Editeur: Biteback Publishing
Genre: Santé
nombre de pages: 352
Parution: 12.10.2017
Année: 2017
Sous-titre: Englisch
Taille de fichier: 12.1 MB