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.
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.