Helen Keller International (HKI)

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URL: http://www.hki.org/

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Founded

1915 Paris France

History

Founded 1915, Paris (France), as Permanent Blind Relief War Fund. Title changed to 'American Braille Press for War and Civilian Blind (ABP)' in 1925. American branch of the Fund incorporated 1919, in the State of New York (USA). 'American Foundation for the Blind', set up 1921, in the State of Delaware (USA), affiliated with ABP in 1945. ABP title changed to American Foundation for Overseas Blind (AFOB) in 1946. Current title adopted 1977.

Aims

Address the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged; provide primary eye care; prevent eye diseases and blindness; restore the sight of cataract victims; develop long-term, sustainable solutions to malnutrition; combat neglected tropical diseases; using technical assistance approach, help people to help themselves.

Events

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Structure

Board of Trustees; Helen Keller International Europe (HKIE) Board; Executive Committee; Technical Advisory Committee; Senior Management Team, comprising President and CEO, Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, Vice President and Regional Director for Asia-Pacific, Senior Vice President/Programs, COO, Vice President/Eye Health, Vice President/Development and Communications and Managing Director HKIE.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

UIA Org ID

XF1898

Last News

2020

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