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, whichprovides 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 directorsthree 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 levelof control of the condition.
We providedmore 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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