Asafora is like many other small villages in central Ghana; its several hundred residents are mostly farmers growing cassava and plantain, and many community members have faced barriers to accessing eye health care. What sets this community apart? It is the first village in the country we declared Avoidable Blindness-Free. The December 2022 declaration event… Continue reading Sustainable impact through community partnership
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is spreading across the globe and reaching the countries in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia where we work. In Canada, as we have seen around the world, the mitigation efforts in confronting COVID-19 are focused on the behaviours of the individual, the family and the community. Prevention is essential and… Continue reading The Time is Now and Community Empowerment is Key
Alice Mwangi is our country manager in Kenya, and she’s worked with Operation Eyesight for the last eight years. We’re always excited for the chance to talk to our international team members because they have incredible experiences to share from their time in the field – and Alice had quite the story to tell! Alice… Continue reading A woman with a passion for restoring sight and transforming lives
38-year-old Evelyn lives in Muziyo village, about 35 kilometers south of Zambia’s Sinazongwe District. What started as itching and irritation of the eyelids turned into severe, burning pain. Before long, Evelyn couldn’t even blink without feeling intense pain, and she started to lose some of her vision. “It was very painful for me to open… Continue reading You’re bringing precious eye care to the women of Zambia!