Project #5195

Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana

by Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc.
Dec 9, 2013

Progress in Ghana

Dr. Zvi Kresch with patients
Dr. Zvi Kresch with patients

Himalayan Cataract Project International Fellow Dr. Zvi Kresch is at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi for six weeks to lecture ophthalmology residents, provide hands-on surgical training, and specific expertise in uveitis. He participated in World Sight Day activities by working at a small outreach at St. Martin’s Catholic Hospital that provided 17 cataract surgeries and by going on local radio to raise awareness about eye diseases and the efforts at KATH to address and combat those diseases.

HCP has contributed to the training of KATH clinicians, administrators and residents through follow-up visits by HCP affiliated ophthalmologists and personalized trainings. Sustainable eye care requires local staffing of ophthalmologists, eye care workers and administrators and necessitates ensuring top rate training and education at all levels. HCP trains local eye care teams with methodologies optimized for the developing world.  This allows for the expansion of efficient eye care delivery, an increased number of patients treated, and an increased number of trained eye care specialists who can then train future eye care providers.

Dr. Kresch with patients
Dr. Kresch with patients

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Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc.

Location: Waterbury, VT - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Geoff Tabin
Waterbury, VT United States

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