Updated: See BRAC on Good Morning America on Saturday!

March 10, 2011
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Saturday morning, Good Morning America will feature BRAC’s partnership with Visionspring as part of ABC’s year-long series on global public health, Be the Change: Save a Life. The segment will highlight how this innovative partnership is bringing the transformational power of affordable eyeglasses to poor communities across Bangladesh.

Saturday morning, Good Morning America will feature BRAC’s partnership with Visionspring as part of ABC’s year-long series on global public health, Be the Change: Save a Life. The segment will highlight how this innovative partnership is bringing the transformational power of affordable eyeglasses to poor communities across Bangladesh. With an inexpensive pair of eyeglasses, an individual can restore her sight, her ability to work and lead a dignified, independent life.

BRAC and VisionSpring have partnered to train and equip BRAC’s health workers in Bangladesh to sell VisionSpring’s eye care products in their communities. VisionSpring is an international non-profit that delivers affordable, high-quality eyeglasses to low-income individuals in the developing world.

In January of 2009, BRAC and VisionSpring agreed to formally scale this program throughout BRAC’s network of Shastho Shebikas, or community health workers. In the coming years, all 80,000 of BRAC’s Shastho Shebikas will be trained to distribute eyeglasses. Together VisionSpring and BRAC will sell millions of eyeglasses throughout Bangladesh – restoring the sight and thereby the productivity and independence of poor individuals across the country.

Tune in or set your DVR to Good Morning America on ABC on Saturday to watch the community health workers in action – and learn how you can get involved!

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