Spotlight on EYElliance: 4 Questions with Elizabeth Smith

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Monday, August 29, 2016 - 8:00am

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Many people take their eyeglasses for granted. And yet, 2.5 billion people around the world, largely in developing countries, live with poor vision because they lack access to eyeglasses, hindering their ability to succeed in school or be productive at work. While the benefits are clear, providing eyeglasses to 2.5 billion people is a challenge, requiring multi-faceted action from a cross-sector group of organizations including healthcare systems, private sector eyeglass manufacturers and retailers, NGOs and social enterprises, and policymakers.

FSG interviewed Elizabeth Smith, co-founder of the EYElliance, a coalition of multi-sector stakeholders collaborating to address the global unmet need for glasses, to discuss EYElliance’s journey, key findings from their new report, and what lessons Elizabeth has for other global, cross-sector collaborations. Read our conversation with Elizabeth on FSG.org

Keywords: Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Health & Healthcare | Innovation & Technology | Partnerships | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Vision | collaboration | eyecare | eye glasses | public private partnerships

CONTENT: Blog