Conducting Outreach programme for cataract surgery

by HIDA
Conducting Outreach programme for cataract surgery

Summary

Somali blindness remains a major public health problem. Somalia is in urgent need for contributions to bring light into dark lives and give blind people the Right to Sight, improve the quality of life and create favorable economic, social and health conditions and ultimately alleviate avoidable blindness in Somali.

$89
total raised
3
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

Somali blindness remains a major public health problem. Somalia is in urgent need for contributions to bring light into dark lives and give blind people the Right to Sight Population estimated at above 12 million. 1.Estimated 120 000 blind people are blind. 2. 60% of the main cause of blindness is cataract, which can be easily operated by outpatient procedures. Most visual impartment in the children are due to early uncorrected refractive error 3. Eye care facilities are limited and absent in mo

Solution

Central main priorities intended to help the local communities to reduce and eradicate the spread of blindness 1-Vision will be restored to an estimated of at least 600 blind people through cataract surgeries. 2- Mid-level local health care workers will be trained for eye-care; 3- School eye screening for primary and intermediate schools in somali

Long-Term Impact

The hospital engaged and designed its goal in depth survey puntland and Somaliland so for long-term Impact: 1. Develop capacity building of eye-care in the Ministry of Health in Somalia to reduce blindness; 2. Develop human resources for eye-care; 3. Increase the cataract surgical output through conducting outreach activities by encouraging many organizations to take part in these activities Develop capacity building of eye-care in the Ministry of Health in Somalia to reduce blindness.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

HIDA

Location: Garowe - Somalia
Website:
HIDA
Abdirahman Salad
Project Leader:
Abdirahman Salad
Garowe, Puntland Somalia

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