Celebrating community health workers on International Women’s Day

Categories: Blog, Communities, Community Health Worker, Ghana, Hospitals, Our Work, Prevention
Harriet goes door-to-door in her community, dedicated to helping people who need it most.

March 8th is International Women’s Day. Let’s take a moment to recognize the thousands of women who make our community health worker program great! They’re proud to be caregivers for their entire communities.

Take Harriet, for instance. Harriet lives in the village of Dominase in Ghana. Harriet is an Operation Eyesight-trained community health worker, and she loves her job. She visits every household in the area she works, conducting surveys and eye screening for entire families. She refers patients who need further treatment, teaches general health workshops, and arranges transportation for those who need to travel to access eye care.

“I was surprised at how many people in the community have eye problems. I especially enjoy helping mothers and their children. I know I’m a lifeline for them,” she says. “It’s a delight bringing eye care to my area.”

We agree, Harriet!

In fact, our entire community health worker program exists because our donors understand the need to help bring eye care to those who need it most.

We’re taking the opportunity to thank the incredible women who make our work possible. At Operation Eyesight, we’re proud of and inspired by these women and their dedication to eliminating avoidable blindness in the communities where they work.

This International Women’s Day, have you thought to thank the women in your life for the amazing things they’re doing? You can give the special women in your life a meaningful gift by donating in their honour and sending them a beautiful personalized eCard