After various delays due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we are pleased to announce that we have started treating people with cataracts in Niger. During the first phase of our programme, which started earlier today, we will be operating on at least 1000 people in the next seven days.
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 Ndjamena.
Apart from the cataract operation, we will provide patients with eye drops, pain killers, anaesthesia for children, and other medication they may need.
An estimated 5 million people are blinded by cataracts 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 cataracts 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 family's faces again.
Would you please help us reach more people by supporting our Cataract Programme?
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*Please note that our Cataract Programme is Zakat eligible.*