Restore sight to 200 villagers in rural Nigeria.

by Ben & Victoria Ononeze Foundation
Restore sight to 200 villagers in rural Nigeria.

Project ID 44482 – Project Report November 2022

 

Hello everyone and hope you are keeping well during these difficult times.

 

In this our November 2022 quarterly report, we are pleased to inform you that our monthly Medication Maintenance Project sessions, which provide the poorest individuals with regular blood pressure checks and medication supplies, is going very well. This is enabling these individuals to maintain some level of control of the condition. We also facilitate specialist investigations when required.

 

We have suspended our next eye screening and cataract operations scheduled for December 2022/January 2023. This is due to the security risks with the national elections early February 2023. We are hoping that we will be able to hold the sessions by the middle of 2023.

 

We continue to provide more small interest free loans to assist individuals with petty trading and subsistence farming.

 

Thank you for your continued support for our project to Restore sight to 200 villagers in South-eastern Nigeria, which provides much needed general and specialist eye care services.

We hope you have a merry Christmas and all the best in 2023.

 

            

 

 

 

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Hello everyone and hope you are enjoying the summer, staying safe and keeping cool.

Thank you for your continued support for our project to Restore sight to 200 villagers in South Eastern Nigeria, whichprovides much needed primary and specialist eye, and primary medical care services.

We are pleased to inform you that the nine individuals who received cataract operations in January 2022 are all doing very well, and their eyes are regularly being monitored.

We have started planning for the next eye screening outreach and cataract operations in December 2022/January 2023 and we will provide an update in our next report.

Our Medication Maintenance Programme is going well at our monthly clinics, during which we monitor the blood pressure and provide them with medication. We also facilitate and fund specialist investigations (e.g., chest x-rays and echocardiograms) and treatments. We hope to include blood sugar monitoring and issuing medications to control diabetes by the end of the year.

Economic hardship is increasing in Nigeria, with the poorest in communities becoming poorer. We continue to provide small interest free loans to the poorest families, to assist them with petty trading and subsistence farming.

Thank you so much for your continued support and wish you all well.

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Restore sight to 200 villagers in rural Nigeria – Project ID 44482

 

Hello everyone and thank you for your continued support for our project to Restore sight to 200 villagers in South Eastern Nigeria, which provides much needed general and specialist eye care services.

 

We are both excited and delighted to announce that we carried out our first cataract operations last January. As we said in our November 2021 report, we carried out field eye screening of 327 people on the 10th & 11th September 2021, out of which 26 were identified as requiring specialist investigations. Nine (1 in both eyes) went to have cataract operations on 8th January 2022. The individual who was operated on both eyes is an 80 year old man who has been blind for six years – see photo with his wife and one of the project directors three days after operation bottom right.

 

We have also started our Medication Maintenance Programme, working with local health professionals. The aim is to enable the poorest individuals to receive regular supplies of medications (for high blood pressure for now) to help them maintain some level of control of the condition.

 

We provided more small interest free loans to the poorest families, to assist them with petty trading and subsistence farming to feed their families.

 

We are already planning for the next cataract operations in Dec 2022/Jan 2023 and look forward to sharing the good news with you.

 

Thank you so much for your continued support and wish you well

 

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We hope you are keeping well and safe as the Covid-19 pandemic is not over, and you are doing all you can to reduce the impact on you, everyone around you and the wider society.

 

Thank you for your continued support for our project to Restore sight to 200 villagers in South Eastern Nigeria, whichprovides much needed general and specialist eye care services.

 

We are pleased to inform you that we have restarted our outreach work. As we said in our last report in July, we carried out field eye screening of 327 people on the 10th & 11th September 2021. Of the 327 people examined, we identified 26 people requiring specialist investigations and about half will go on to have cataract operation by the end of the year.

 

We will also start our Medication Maintenance Programme in January 2022, working with local professionals. The aim is to enable the poorest individuals to receive regular supplies of medications (mainly for high blood pressure and diabetes) to help them maintain some level of control of these conditions.

 

We are also continuing to provide small interest free loans to the poorest in communities who have been disproportionally affected by the pandemic, assisting them with petty trading and subsistence farming to feed their families.

 

We thank you so much for your continued support.

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Thank you for your continued support for our project to Restore sight to 200 villagers in South Eastern Nigeria, whichprovides much needed general and specialist eye care services.

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact on our and local partners ability to undertake charity work, and the ongoing security problems in southern eastern Nigeria are making things worse.

The good news however, is that we have two eye screening sessions this September to provide eye tests and prep individuals for cataract operations. 

For our wider charity work, we are continuing with arrangements to start a medication maintenance programme by the end of the year, working with local health centres. The aim is to enable the poorest individuals to receive regular supplies of medications (mainly for high blood pressure and diabetes) to help them maintain some level of control of these conditions.

We are also continuing to provide more small interest free loans to the poorest in communities who have been disproportionally affected by the pandemic, assisting them with petty trading and subsistence farming to feed their families.

We thank you so much for your continued support.

Please stay safe and keep well!

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Ben & Victoria Ononeze Foundation

Location: Ferryhill - United Kingdom
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Victoria Ononeze
Ferryhill, Durham United Kingdom
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