Cameroon

It is estimated that nearly a quarter of a million people in Cameroon suffer from blindness and 600,000 suffer from vision loss with cataracts contributing nearly half of all cases of blindness. There is a lack of skilled eye care professionals, infrastructure and equipment to adequately address these needs.

Success in Cameroon

In 2013, Orbis launched a Flying Eye Hospital program in Cameroon to kick off a long-term commitment in the country. Prime Minister Philémon Yang and key government officials visited the program to help lay the foundation for more opportunities to advocate for greater attention to eye care in the region. 

What we're doing next

We are just beginning our work with Yaoundé Central Hospital to enhance quality, efficiency and accessibility of eye health services in the ophthalmology unit. This project focuses on training hospital staff, increasing volume and quality of eye health services and the strengthening of procurement and supply management systems. With your help, we will also be providing new equipment and training staff on how to use it.

We are also a key partner in growing the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute into a sub-speciality eye health training center for Francophone Africa. 

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