Health
 Pakistan
Project #4994

Save 50,000 Pakistani children from blindness

by KHYBER EYE FOUNDATION
Vetted
Oct 31, 2011

Current progress of the project

Khyber Eye Foundation, hospital, apart from establishing free eye camps in far flung area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, also visited various schools during eye camps with a view to find out maximum school going children with refractive errors. These children were given free medicines and spectacles. The aim of free eye camps was basically to find out patients with cataract problems, so that they can be referred to hospital for cataract surgery. Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital established free eye camps in following areas.

  • Mansehra
  • Haripur
  • Abbottabad
  • Nowshera
  • Peshawar and surrounding areas
  • Charsadda
  • Mardan
  • Malakand

This time maximum stressed was given towards children with refractive error. The Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital Mobile School Screening team visited various schools in far flung areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Specially in swat and screened 8775 school going children and issued spectacles to 1500 children free of cost.

Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital also provided free medicines worth of 12450 US dollars and glasses worth of 5357 US dollars to the patients during free eye camps.

Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital also celebrated world sight day on 13th October, 2011 and special Programme was arranged in one of the Government School where 415 Children were given spectacles and medicines free of cost. During our mission to eradicate blindness specially in children was very successful and protected around 115 children from blindness.

            Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital intends to visit maximum schools with a view to find out more children affected with eye diseases and taking concrete measure to eradicate blindness in children. The foundation currently looking after 200 to 250 out door patients every day and also carrying out 30 to 40 cataract surgeries per day

Funding Information:

Raised            610 $

Received.        418 $

Remaining       48890 $

Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital is very thankful to its donors who are contributing to this noble cause. We will continue our efforts in eradicating blindness for the poor people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa specially in children.

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Organization Information

KHYBER EYE FOUNDATION

Location: Peshawar City, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.kefpk.org
Project Leader:
Syed Khalid Mahmood
Peshawar, Pakistan

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