Africa World Sight Day Activities

A community gathered together to hear from nutrition volunteers
Written by Kristin Poch, published on October 13, 2021 Sign up for eNews

World Sight Day is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on the global issue of eye health. This year, our teams around the world celebrated by increasing access to services, reaching out to communities and providing quality eye care to those most in need. View the images below for a recap of the events.

Primary eye care training in Saltpond, Ghana.

Community vision screenings in rural Ghana.

Deputy Director General of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Anthony Ofosu Adofo, and Dr. James Addy, Head of Eye Care Unit, Ghana Health Service, deliver a press briefing about World Sight Day.

Outreach activities, education and eye screenings commence in Matero, Lusaka, Zambia during World Sight Day week.

Free eye screenings at the University of Zambia in celebration of World Sight Day.

Free surgical camp in Kenya at the Kitale Eye Unit.

Official launch of the Matero Vision Centre in Zambia.

Free eye screening and surgical camp at the Huruma Sub-County Hospital Eye Unit in Kenya.