Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians

by Orbis Ireland
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Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians
Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians
Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians
Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians
Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians
Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians
Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians
Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians
Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians
Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians
Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians
Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians
Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians
Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians
Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians

Project Report | Oct 4, 2019
Saving the Sight of a Mother

By Aine Dolan | Development Assistant

Ethiopia accounted for 30% of trachoma in sub-Saharan African countries in 2018. This means that over 1.2 million people were suffering with a painful disease that will result in blindness if not treated. Orbis is working hard to help those affected. 

Amarech lives in Zaga kebele about 5km away from the Health Centre in Geresse, Ethiopia. She works as a farmer and has six children; three boys and three girls. Her eldest child is nine and her youngest is two. 

Amarech has been suffering with tears, discomfort and pain for three years. She is suffering with trachoma and was given ointment to treat trachoma. The ointment only caused the pain to go away temporarily and then she suffered from re-infection.

The trachoma was so advanced that Amarech needed surgery. She travelled to her local health centre where an Orbis-trainned eye care worker was treating trachoma.

Unfortunately, the trachoma had spread within her family and her husband and sister also required surgery.

Thanks to your support of this project, three people received the eye surgery they so desperately needed. 

Thank you for helping to save the sight of so many people across Ethiopia!

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Jul 8, 2019
Training Teachers in Eye Care

By Diane Weatherup | Development Director

Apr 9, 2019
Help even more children like Meskenem

By Diane Weatherup | Development Director

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Orbis Ireland

Location: Dublin,, Dublin - Ireland
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Project Leader:
Aine Dolan
Dublin , Co. Dublin Ireland

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