Create technology [&] health intelligence that empowers healthcare providers to deliver sustainable eye care to everyone
Project start date : 01/02/2012
Beneficiary country : Botswana Ethiopia Ghana India Kenya Nepal Pakistan South Africa Tanzania, United Republic of Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
About the project
Last updated in September 2023
Over a billion people worldwide are unable to fulfil their potential because they cannot access eye health services. The number of people affected is expected to triple by 2050. Peek is a social enterprise that works with eye health organisations to tackle the global vision crisis.
Peek Solutions are based on smartphone technology and public health expertise. They power eye health providers in low- and middle-income countries to identify and respond to people’s unmet needs.
With Peek, eye health providers can identify gaps and inequalities in their services. People who would have been invisible to health workers or impossible to reach are made visible, so that nobody is left behind.
Peek works in partnership with eye health organisations, governments and international NGOs to make large-scale, sustainable improvements to health systems.
Peek tools are clinically validated and supported by years of research and trials. Our software is secure and we follow global best practice in data security.
285 million people in the world are visually impaired, 39 million people are blind, and 80% of that blindness is avoidable . Over two billion people lack access to eye care. As a result millions suffer avoidable visual impairments. Those most in need are often the most difficult to reach. Getting high quality eye care to people in remote locations is a major challenge causing many people to live unnecessarily with avoidable sight loss. Treatment is often possible at nearby locations, but is not utilised if the patients requiring treatment remain undiscovered. Existing diagnostic equipment tends to be expensive, delicate to transport and requires highly skilled operators and reliable power supply. Peek helps by providing easy to use, portable tools for those most in need.
We focus on solving problems experienced in the most underserved areas of the world and we work directly with local health experts. We observe, innovate and then validate before we look to scale up. We always work within local service capacity and help improve effectiveness through local integrated pathways. We partner with clinical services, ministries of health and education, NGOs and the private sector.
Project peek is currently halfway through its 2022-2024 strategy whereby it aims to scale and onboard 100+ new programmes, improve quality and user’s experience of the proposed product as well as to ensuring that the data generated is being constantly used to improve the number of people reached.
48 Full-Time equivalents
N/C Service providers
2 893 631
Number of beneficiaries since launch