An estimated 5 million people are blinded by cataract each year. Blindness affects more than 4% of the population in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. With your support, we are declaring a fight against cataract in sub-Saharan Africa.
Our missions are uncomplicated, but their impact on individuals, families and communities is staggering. Each successful operation means independence, freedom of movement, working and seeing the faces of the family again.
In 2021, we are planning to perform 3000 surgeries in Niger and Chad. We are organising these missions in partnership with IHH, Istanbul and Alliance of International Doctors, Istanbul.
The camps will be held in towns like Niamey, Maradi, Tahoua and in Ndjamena. Apart from the cataract operation, we will be providing patients with eye drops, pain killers, anaesthesia for children and other medication that they may need.