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 2020, we are planning to perform 3000 surgeries in Chad. The operations will be conducted by the Chad Ministry of Health, funded by us and our partners, Alliance of International Doctors, Istanbul. We will be sending a team of ophthalmologists to monitor the project.
All the camps will be held in the capital city, Ndjamena, Chad to treat patients from the city and the neighbouring towns. 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.