AEC is invited to carry out ophthalmic programs in the provinces of Xinjiang, Inner-Mongolia, Yunnan and Gansu. In these poorest western provinces there is a total lack of eye care and for this reason, we do our utmost to raise funds so that we can come into action here, too.
Information from the World Health Organization WHO hows alarming numbers of blind persons in these four Chinese provinces.:
Xinjiang: 35,000 blind persons in a population of 15 million
Inner Mongolia: 65,000 blind persons in a population of 21 million
Yunnan: 190,000 blind persons in a population of 40 million
Gansu: 80,000 blind persons in a population of 22 million