Join us in celebrating some of our Eye Health Heroes who are on the frontline of preventing avoidable blindness in the world’s poorest communities.
Jado – Ophthalmic Clinical Officer
Meet Jean de Dieu Karangwa, Jado to his friends, who works at our partner Kabgayi Eye Unit in Rwanda. He says: “Every day I see patients with cataracts. Without intervention they go blind. They couldn’t work and get into poverty. It’s an avoidable blindness. After surgery when I see them I feel very happy because they can see and I feel somehow encouraged with my every day work. It’s like a miracle!”.
Isaie – Low Vision Specialist Nurse
Meet Isaie, who works with people with low vision, helping them reach their potential at home, school and work: “With magnifiers and spectacles they can continue their activities, the students can continue their studies… I am happy because I help people to live with a good life”.
These are some of the committed health workers providing vital eye health services through our partner, Kabgayi Eye Unit, in Rwanda. However, many people are still unable to access these services because they live in remote, rural communities, far from Kabgayi hospital, and cannot afford the bus fare to hospital.
Together we can change that.