Help Lusaka Eye Hospital continue to provide outreach programs to vulnerable and rural communities that would otherwise not have the opportunity to access such services due to both geographical and financial barriers.
Follow the links below to make your tax-deductible donation:
Be sure to include a note indicating “Zambia – Lusaka Eye Hospital special project” with your donation.
|$5||1 bottle of eye medicine|
|$12||1 full eye examination|
|$170||1 cataract surgery|
|$510||3 cataract surgeries|
|$850||5 cataract surgeries|
|$1000||1 corneal transplant surgery|
|$1600||1 full day of pediatric eye surgery (6 patients under general anesthesia)|
Due to the vast area of the country of Zambia and the great need for eye care services in the remote, rural areas of the country, it is often necessary to travel (sometimes hundreds of kilometers) to these parts for cataract screening, mobilization of patients, and surgeries. This effort is called an eye camp. Eye camps can be held in the rural districts themselves, or the patients from the rural districts can be transported to Lusaka Eye Hospital. For eye camps, additional costs, other than that of the surgeries themselves, are often incurred – including, fuel, personnel for mobilization and screening, food, and housing for patients.
|$5000||1 small eye camp for cataract patients (about 25-50 patients)|
|$7500||1 medium eye camp for cataract patients (about 50-75 patients)|
|$10,000||1 large eye camp for cataract patients (about 75-100 patients)|
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Global blindness is a preventable tragedy of increasing severity. The number of people in need is growing more rapidly than the number of ophthalmology care and vision services available. As such, the need for effective outreach programs is an increasingly urgent problem on a global level. According to the WHO, without proper interventions, the number of individuals negatively impacted by preventable blindness will increase from 39 million to 75 million by the year 2020. And, it is estimated that there are another 245 million individuals globally who are affected by low vision.
For millions of people around the world, the darkness of blindness is a reality. Nonetheless, the impact of vision loss extends beyond darkness. Vision loss impedes an individual’s ability to gain an education and to find employment, leading those affected and their families in to poverty.
One of the most effective and cost‐effective paths for reversing the cycle of poverty is access to ophthalmology care and vision services. Treating visual impairment allows individuals to contribute to their family and to society. When more individuals get access to quality ophthalmology care and vision services, more individuals can gain an education or find employment. As a result, entire communities may be positively impacted for years as the effects radiate and bring a brighter future for all.
Thank you for your donation, for making a difference, for helping those who cannot help themselves.