BRAC Honored for Helping Poor Peoples’ Access to Health

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

“Social Innovator of the Year Award” for the year 2006 has been announced by Brigham Young University (BYU), USA, reports BSS.

BRAC, a leading NGO of Bangladesh, and Scojo Foundation of USA are jointly being honoured with this award this year for their new initiatives to increase poor people’s accessibility to reading glasses, said a release in Dhaka on Sunday.

This is being achieved by utilizing BRAC’s 30,000 health- workers, who were trained to carry out ophthalmologic tests among the rural people and sell affordable reading glasses to prevent worsening of eye-sight.

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Source: Bangladesh Observer (link opens in a new window)