In the past month, HCP partners in Ghana and Ethiopia performed a total of 2,011 sight restoring surgeries! Details of each outreach can be found below:
Tarkwa: February 28 - March 02
A team led by HCP partner Dr. Boateng Wiafe, including Dr. Vera Essuman and Dr. Raymond Toseafa, managed a cataract outreach at Tarkwa Government Hospital, in partnership with Operation Eyesight Universal. The team provided 56 sight restoring surgeries.
Yegi: March 05 - 08
HCP partner Dr. Seth Lartey and a team from Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) led a three day outreach in Yegi, providing 255 sight restoring surgeries. This effort was the result of a partnership with the National Cataract Outreach Program that began as a pilot in 2017.
Kintampo: March 06
HCP partner Dr. Judith Simon and a team from Tamale Teaching Hospital led this one day outreach, providing 26 sight restoring surgeries.
Basketo Special Woreda: March 12 - 16
HCP Partner and cataract surgeon, Dr. Ato Abiyot Ayele and a team from the Arba Minch Hospital Eye Unit led this four day outreach at Basketo Laska Melse Zenawi Hospital. The team provided 225 sight restoring surgeries.
Delanta: March 19 - 25
HCP Partner, Dr. Muluken Fantaw led a team from Boru Meda at this outreach, which was held in Delanta in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia providing 346 sight restoring surgeries.
Motta: March 19 - 25
HCP Partners, Dr. Hiwto Mengistie and Dr. Abraham Aregay led a team from Felege Hiwot during this six day high volume outreach providing 1,103 sight restoring surgeries - including 150 Trachoma Trichiasis surgeries. The following is an account of the outreach from HCP Ethiopia Representative, Dr. Liknaw Adamu.
“Just wanted to share the happiness and joy of sight from a case during the Motta campaign. In the last photo, this lady saw her child for the 1st time after her surgery and her husband (nearest to her) was so happy. He was seen arriving at the hospital carrying their baby on his back, while leading his bilaterally blind wife to the hospital. Now his burden has been lifted as well.”