The lack of primary eye care workers and professionals is the main impediment to eye health in Zambia’s North-Western Province. It’s the country’s least developed area with poor roads often rendered impassible during the rainy season.
In 2007, we employed ophthalmologist Dr. Edith Pola to help train primary eye care workers and provide services at the district hospitals. Along with the hospital’s mobile services to two of the province’s districts, Dr. Pola worked with district hospitals to support their services.
Operation Eyesight’s involvement with Mukinge Mission Hospital ended in 2014, but our impact in the region will continue for many years to come.