Al Basar Global Charity Foundation

Al Basar Global Charity Foundation is an international nonprofit. It provides free eye care treatment to children and adults in vulnerable communities and invests in hospitals and training programmes to build professional capacity. The organisation also offers therapeutic, preventative, educational and awareness raising programmes. To date, it has has helped more than 25 million people across 46 countries.

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Health
    • Healthcare access
    • Out-patient care
      • Vision care

Focus populations

  • People with vision impairments

Focus geographies

  • Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Ethiopia
    • DR Congo
    • Tanzania
    • Kenya
    • Uganda
    • Sudan
    • Ghana
    • Cameroon
    • Niger
    • Burkina Faso
    • Chad
    • Senegal
    • Zimbabwe
    • Guinea
    • Rwanda
    • Benin
    • Togo
    • Sierra Leone
    • Central African Republic
    • Mauritania
    • Eritrea
    • Gambia
    • Gabon
    • Djbouti
    • Comoros
    • Somalia
    • Malawi
  • North Africa
    • Morocco
  • Middle East
    • Yemen
    • Lebanon
    • Iraq
  • South-east Asia
    • Cambodia
    • Philippines
    • Thailand
  • South Asia
    • Sri Lanka
    • Bangladesh
    • India
    • Afghanistan
    • Pakistan
    • Nepal
    • Maldives


  • Cataract Treatment
    The foundation provides free cataract treatment in vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities so individuals can gain their sight back.
  • Hospitals
    The organisation invests in infrastructure by building specialist hospitals that offer free eye care with the latest medical technology.
  • Capacity Building
    The foundation develops colleges and training programmes that train the next generation of committed optometrists, nurses and physicians. They have trained more than 750 graduates who are providing quality and accessible eye care.
  • School care
    Their school project provides thousands of children at schools with free eye tests and glasses.


Funding model

  • Private
  • Fundraising

Primary funders

  • DirectAid International
  • World Health Organisation
  • Noor Dubai

Types of funding and awards

  • Cash grants
  • In-kind gifts
  • Programme related investment
  • Pro bono services
  • Employee volunteer services


Contact details

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