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The continuation of Desìo’s active commitment to Sightsavers Italia Onlus.

June 10 2020

For the second year running Desìo -the brand produced and distributed by Qualimed -has decided to support Sightsavers Italia Onlus, the non-profit organisation that saves the sight and changes the lives of tens of thousands of people in the world’s poorest countries. Sightsavers is an international organisation that since 1950 has been battling avoidable blindness in over 30 developing countries by preventing and treating eye diseases, which, in 75% of cases, can be cured, frequently just with medication or a simple operation.

2019’s project

During the first year of the partnership, Desìo has already donated the money required to distribute to over 176,000 people medication for trachoma, a chronic infection that if left untreated leads to blindness and extreme pain. This is an essential help that not only has an extraordinary impact on the future of the recipients and their families, but also makes a vital contribution to the important initiative, the aim of which is to eliminate this disease for ever.

The commitment in 2020

Thanks to its invaluable support, during this second year of collaboration it will again be possible to treat tens of thousands of people with trachoma, carry out hundreds of cataract operations, distribute thousands of pairs of glasses to children and adults who need them, perform eye examinations and much more.

Sightsavers declaration
Sightsavers CEO Caroline Harper said: “We are very pleased to have such important support for our work on eye health, an
area that really needs more funding. 75% of blindness can be cured or prevented so it is an area of intervention on which donors can make a really big impact. Support from companies like Desìo is really important in Sightsavers’ drive to help some of the most disadvantaged people in the world, so we are truly grateful”.
Qualimed commented
“We are very happy to have contributed to the health and happiness of these disadvantaged people. Our mission and contribution are possible thanks to our customers, who continue to believe in our products and therefore enable us to donate some of our profits to these commendable projects. Being able to help people in need and seeing the healthy and smiling eyes of these children is very rewarding and warms the heart”, explained Tereza Uhrova, CEO of Qualimed.
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