For health workers, training is a dream come true

Categories: Communities, Kenya, Our Work
Ophthalmic nurse Carolyn Chenalan Jepkemboi has a smile as bright as the Kenyan sunshine and a personality to match. Carolyn, who works at the eye clinic in the town of Kapsabet, Kenya, cares for patients with eye health issues, and assists with cataract and trachoma operations. “I wanted to be a nurse since primary school.… Continue Reading For health workers, training is a dream come true

We must see through their eyes (Part 1 of 2)

Categories: Eye Surgery, Our Work
Have you ever wondered why Operation Eyesight is so big on quality? It’s a fair question. Why insist on high international standards for poor people? Isn’t just about anything better than what they have? To answer that, picture a tribal woman in a remote part of India, who is going blind from cataracts. She’s a… Continue Reading We must see through their eyes (Part 1 of 2)

Celebrating a new hospital in Ghana (Part 1)

Categories: Communities, Our Work, Prevention
What a great week for Operation Eyesight, and for the people of Ghana! On Wednesday, we opened a brand-new facility to replace the old Watborg Eye Services clinic, which is located in the Awutu Senya District, just outside Ghana’s capital city, Accra. As you can imagine, the completion of a significant capital project like this… Continue Reading Celebrating a new hospital in Ghana (Part 1)

Options are available to help developing African countries (Part 1 of 2)

Categories: Kenya, Prevention
Working with African people for many years, we have been constantly impressed with their initiative, leadership and awareness of their own social, economic and health care challenges. These are not helpless people. They have many of the tools they need to improve their own systems, except financial and human resources. With this in mind, Operation… Continue Reading Options are available to help developing African countries (Part 1 of 2)

Frontline workers reach remote patients in Africa (Part 2 of 2)

Categories: Communities, Kenya
Last week, I told you how many African countries are training frontline workers, including public health care staff, schoolteachers, midwives and traditional healers, to identify eye problems and other health concerns when they are working in the community. This type of community development program is highly effective in identifying health risks. When I was at… Continue Reading Frontline workers reach remote patients in Africa (Part 2 of 2)