Founded in 1915, Helen Keller International is among the oldest international nonprofit organizations devoted to fighting and treating preventable blindness and malnutrition. Helen Keller Intl has programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States. Helen Keller Intl builds local capacity by establishing sustainable programs, and provides scientific and technical assistance and data to governments and international, regional, national and local organizations around the world. Helen Keller Intl programs combat malnutrition, cataract, trachoma, onchocerciasis (river blindness) and refractive error. The goal of all Helen Keller Intl programs is to reduce suffering of those without access to needed health or vision care and ultimately, to help lift people from poverty.
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