Health
 Pakistan
Project #4994

Save 50,000 Pakistani children from blindness

by KHYBER EYE FOUNDATION
Vetted
Oct 22, 2012

CURRENT PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT

CURRENT PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT

August, 2012- October, 2012

 

The Mobile School Screening project team of this hospital worked with zeal and dedication and visited various government schools, to find the refractive errors among the students. The Mobile School Screening team during this period covered maximum girls schools, but it was found out that ratio of refractive error in girl students was less as compare to boys students.

Free Eye Camps were also established in far flung area of Peshawar so that eye care facilities are provide to the poor people at their door step. Following city / towns were given preference to establish eye camps and visit to schools for students.

  • Village Bakot (Abbottabad)
  • Umarpayan (Peshawar)
  • Shabqadar
  • Malakand (Swat)
  • Mansehra
  • Nowshera
  • Swahi
  • Charsadda

Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital celebrated world sight day awareness Raising Seminar in which 40000/- school going children screened for refractive errors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. On World Sight Day Awareness Raising Seminar, school children and teachers were invited. All those school teachers who helped Mobile School Screening team to find out refractive errors among the students were given souvenir / certificates. During visit various schools, the project team screened 3140 students and issued spectacles to 250 students free of cost. Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital provided free medicines worth of 16290 US dollars and glasses worth of 5265 US dollars to the patients during free eye camps and also performed 1230 cataract surgeries free of cost. Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital has acquired latest equipment for Glocoma patients, so that at a very early stage. Glaucoma in the patients can be detected at a very early stage.

FUNDING INFORMATION

Raised                        $1400

Remaining                 $48100

Khyber Eye Foundation hospital is very thankful to its donors who are contributing towards this noble cause. This hospital and our team will continue in eradicating blindness for the poor people of Khyber Pakhunkhwa 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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