Physicians for Peace is a non-profit organization that provides training and support to health care teams in underserved areas worldwide. Volunteers work with local health professionals to fill training gaps, introduce vital skill sets, and ensure local health systems have essential equipment and supplies. The organization supports these regions in creating self-sufficient, sustainable systems with improved health outcomes.
The expansion of Physicians for Peace’s vision care program, made possible through a grant awarded by Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), targets elementary school children and indigenous Filipinos in underserved areas. The project focuses on providing vision care screenings, distributing eyeglasses, and training local health workers in basic vision care. In addition, local teachers are trained to identify early warning signs of compromised vision in their students so they can be examined by volunteer licensed optometrists.