Eye Care for Popondetta

Newsletter No 17

As a part of a continuing affiliation with OCDP, the Fred Hollows Foundation recently conducted an outreach visit to Popondetta General Hospital. These visits are organised in conjunction with the FHF nurse based permanently at the hospital.

An eye care team visited the province in April. This included extra eye care nurses and ophthalmologists. Work to assist eyesight through the provision of glasses as well as operations to prevent blindness occurred. Lines of people were seen each day.

OCDP and FHF work together to provide essential eye care services to the population. The staff of Popondetta General Hospital are invaluable in this joint project between all three organisations.

 

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