"This International Women's Day I pay tribute to her and other women across the Commonwealth and the world for all they are doing to help bring vision to everyone, everywhere."
Published 08 March 2018
The Countess of Wessex shares a message about Musfeka, an inspirational woman from Bangladesh who is being supported by The Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Trust to fight blindness caused by diabetes.
On International Women's Day 2018, The Countess of Wessex has shared a message about Musfeka, an inspirational woman from Bangladesh who is featured in a new film by The Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Trust.
The Countess said: "I met Musfeka, the young woman who is the subject of this film, in Bangladesh a few months ago. This International Women's Day I pay tribute to her and other women across the Commonwealth and the world for all they are doing to help bring vision to everyone, everywhere."
Supported by the Trust, Musfeka Nasnin is educating over 200,000 people across Bangladesh about blindness caused by diabetes.
Her Royal Highness is Vice Patron of The Queen's Jubilee Trust, a charity that was established in 2012 to mark The Queen's sixty-year contribution to the Commonwealth and works with partners towards eliminating avoidable blindness.
The Countess has also written a blog for The Huffington Post on eliminating avoidable blindness. Read it here.
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