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Enriching the Lives of Citizens Across the Commonwealth

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust is a charitable foundation with a mission to leave a lasting legacy, owned by the whole Commonwealth, in honour of Her Majesty The Queen. arrow down

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We are working with partners throughout the Commonwealth to eliminate avoidable blindness and empower a new generation of young leaders.

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19, May 2019

Commonwealth Health Ministers hear of the Trust’s progress to end avoidable blindness

Today at the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting (CHMM) in Geneva, the Chief Executive of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, the Trust, Dr Astrid Bonfield CBE presented progress achieved towards ending avoidable blindness and reflected on the Commonwealth’s efforts to bring vision to everyone, everywhere.

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.

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Five multi-award winning photojournalists visited seven countries across the Commonwealth to document the impact completely avoidable forms of blindness are having on people and communities.

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