Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

Eye care support

  • Organisation: Dark and Light Blind Care Foundation

  • Benifiting country: Ethiopia

Grarbet targets people with eye diseases in order to provide care. Nurses and people from the local communities have been trained.

The Butajira eye clinic has received clearance to be a hospital, which offers better health care provision.

Results
Results Description
52,883

People screened and treated for eye diseases

14,041

Trachoma cases treated with tetracycline

2,561

Cataract operations performed

2,584

Trichiasis surgeries performed (on site 2,400, 600 in the centre)

812,921

Zithromax distributed

6,658

Glasses for adults manufactured and distrubuted

685

300 teachers, 200 HEWs, 200 CHAs and 200 WGLs

15

Government nurses received IECW training

177

Disabled people received skill training

10,353

Epilepsy treatments and follow up conducted

12,673

8,000 ENT screening, 600 new cases, 15 surgeries performed

3,301

Screening and therapy provided for people with disabilities

239

300 people received POP for club foot and 300 received a white cane

1 285

200 people received an appliance, with installation and maintenance

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