Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana

by Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc.
Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana
Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana
Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana
Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana
Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana
Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana
Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana
Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana
Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana
Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana
Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana
Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana

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.

$36,519
total raised
137
donors
0
monthly donors
24
fundraisers
11
years

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

Organization Information

Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc.

Location: Waterbury, VT - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @CureBlindness
Project Leader:
Geoff Tabin
Director
Waterbury, VT United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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