We began working in Ethiopia in 2018 through our work with Partners in Education Ethiopia. We have also established a partnership with Bahir Bar University (BDU), located in the state of Amhara. BDU’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences voted us ‘Best Partner’ in 2020/21.
Community eye health programs continue to be an area of focus in Ethiopia, including establishing new vision centres, training health workers, conducting door-to-door screenings and school eye health activities.
Thanks to our academic partnership in Ethiopia, we are also strengthening the country’s health system through training health staff in primary eye care.
eye exams performed
pairs of eyeglasses dispensed
health workers volunteers and ophthalmic staff trained
Through door-to-door surveys and school eye health programs, we are expanding our presence in several project areas.
We are also working to bring sanitation and wash facilities to schools and communities.