IMPACT’s vision is a world where no one, anywhere, is needlessly disabled.
IMPACT’s vision is of a world free from needless disability. We believe that no one should become or remain needlessly disabled through disease, lack of knowledge or shortage of medical services.
The IMPACT programme, across 11 countries of Africa and Asia, prevents and treats needless disability; improves health; and as a consequence, alleviates poverty.
It is estimated that at least half of all disabled people live with conditions that could have been prevented or could be reversed with access to the right medical care; yet this is rarely available in low-income countries.
In the most impoverished parts of our world, children still lose their vision to parasites or their hearing to everyday infections. The repercussions last their lifetime. Men and women become
blinded and lose their livelihoods because of cataracts and the whole family suffers. Babies are born with impairments because their mothers are malnourished or unvaccinated.
Disability frequently traps people in poverty by creating physical barriers to education or employment or because they face discrimination. Yet change is possible – we see it daily in our projects.
IMPACT is empowering local people to create a health revolution within their communities.
We support the creation of facilities such as hospitals and clinics to deliver high-quality care; train and equip health workers and medical professionals to take care to people’s doorsteps; and help men, women and children understand how they can protect their own health, simply and effectively.
This annual review describes IMPACT’s revolution in practice and how you can be a part of it.
Speaking with Judi Stagg, Chief Executive IMPACT Foundation UK about the charity’s international work, funding, and The Lifeline Express