Health
 Ghana
Project #5195

Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana

by Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc.
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Summary

An outreach eye camp will screen between 200 and 500 patients and restore sight to approximately 20 to 50 people in Ghana through cataract surgery.
$15,000
total goal
$12,627
remaining
49
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Available statistics indicate that 200,000 Ghanaians are completely blind while an additional 600,000 are visually impaired. Seventy-five percent of this blindness is avoidable. (Source: Ghana Eye Foundation, December 2005). An outreach eye camp will restore sight to approximately 50 people in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Since 2009 the HCP has sponsored 35 remote outreach eye camps in Ghana.

Solution

A team from Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana will travel to a remote site, screen patients for cataracts and perform free surgery to those who need it.

Long-Term Impact

Blindness is debilitating, particularly in the developing world. This project will help restore sight to 1500 individuals in the Ashanti region of Ghana. With their sight regained, they will return to work and contribute to their families income.

Resources

http:/​/​www.cureblindness.org
Click here for more information
HCP Outreach in Bonsaaso, Ghana Part I
HCP Outreach in Bonsaaso, Ghana Part II
W.H.O. Blindness and Visual Impairement Fact Sheet

Organization Information

Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc.

Location: Waterbury, VT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.cureblindness.org
Project Leader:
Geoff Tabin
Director
Waterbury, VT United States
$2,373 raised of $15,000 goal
 
49 donations
$12,627 to go
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