MALAWI BLINDNESS PREVENTION CATARACT SURGERY PROGRAM LOWER SHIRE, CHIKWAWA DISTRICT, MALAWI

Affiliated with Lions Sight First Eye Hospital and Blantyre Eye Hospital, the Cataract Surgery Program in the small African nation of Malawi began in 1990. Operation Eyesight funded the program in the Lower Shire, Chikwawa District, where we supported the training of vision technicians and a management training program for community eye health workers. We also provided support for an accredited refractionist training program, in collaboration with the University of Malawi and Eyes for Malawi, with the goal of facilitating the graduation of refractionists for Malawi and other sub-Saharan nations.