On Commonwealth Day - two years since visiting Malawi - HRH The Countess of Wessex congratulates the country on progress to eliminate a blinding disease
Today, on the 70th anniversary of the Commonwealth, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, in her capacity as Vice-Patron of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, congratulated Malawi on their concerted efforts to eliminate trachoma – an ancient, blinding disease - across the country.
A Life with Sight
India is home to the highest number of premature births in the world. Two decades ago, as efforts to improve neonatal care accelerated, more and more cases of blindness began to emerge. Dr Jalali, a world-class ophthalmologist, mother and mentor, has been leading the fight to tackle preventable blindness in premature babies across India. The Trust is honoured to work with Dr Jalali to ensure that every child born prematurely in India has the chance to see.