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Prevention of Blindness Union is a non-profit non-governmental organization registered in Switzerland.

Our Philosophy

To provide a forum and develop an International Union of Nongovernmental Development Organizations in Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) and Africa.

Our Vision

To facilitate the provision of comprehensive eye care to all segments of the society based on the principles of equity and justice.

Our Mission

To support, coordinate, collaborate and advocate activities in the field of comprehensive eye care (promotion, preventive, curative and rehabilitation) with all stakeholders (such as Governments, Non-Governmental Development Organizations (NGDO), regional and international organizations, professional bodies and institutions).

Our Guiding Principles

The following are the guiding principles of the Union:

  • Work in EMR and Africa regions
  • Work in the field of comprehensive eye care and related activities
  • Support and strengthen systems and programs in regions and countries
  • Priority will be given to participating members of the Union to undertake activities/programs for the Union.
  • May Collaborate/partner with other NGOs to undertake programs
  • To mobilise resources through fund raising/donation and designated grants

PBU Organizational Structure



Our Founding Partners

Non Governmental Development Organizations:

  • IMPACT-EMR
  • AlBasar International Foundation
  • Al Noor Magrabi Foundation
  • CHEF International
  • Nadi AlBassar

Development Agencies:

  • AGFUND: Arab Gulf for United Nations Development Organizations

Professional organizations:

  • Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO)

Ex-Officio:

  • Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
  • WHO
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