This week, Yvette Torres-Rahman, Partnerships Director at Business Fights Poverty, interviews Anna Gerrard, Technical Advisor: market-based and private sector programmes at Sightsavers.
Anna just came back from Kolkata and spent some time with people in the slums. We hear about what she leant and why it is not straight forward to get people who need glasses to buy them.
Anna also tells us why, in her opinion, eye care can be delivered by the private sector and explains how Erik Simanis at Cornell University is helping Sightsavers develop sustainable eye care for India’s urban poor.
Sightsavers has a long standing history of strategic partnerships with the private sector. Hear the advice she shares for others looking to successfully partner with the private sector.