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Fund-raising for eye care

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HYDERABAD: Lions Clubs International, the global association of Lions Clubs, has decided to raise $200 million to combat sight-related diseases as a part of Campaign Sight First-II in the next three years, according to its International President, Dr Ashok V. Mehta.

Addressing newspersons here on Friday, he said the organisation planned to raise a significant portion of the proposed $200 million from its members across the globe and then seek the help of corporate houses and their corporate social responsibility arms.

A major portion of these funds ($102 million) will be spent during 2005-2008 to combat traditional eye-related diseases. Lions International proposed to spend $48 million towards child blindness eradication and diabetic retinopathy treatment programmes. Around $50 million would be spent on research-related activities. Towards this, Lions International planned to enter into alliances with leading global research organisations on eye care, Dr Mehta said.

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