A hub for both eye-care and professional training
?In Mozambique, just 18 ophthalmologists and 54 ophthalmic nurses serve a population of 23 million ? so theoretically one ophthalmologist is responsible for 1.3 million patients. Therefore the training of professionals is a crucial milestone towards LIGHT FOR THE WORLD?s mission of improving eye health for all. The concept for the new eye clinic reflects this: it will house training facilities that will enable the graduation of ten eye care professionals every two years. ?We are very proud that the Invicta Eye Clinic will be the first training centre of its kind outside of the capital Maputo?, Zacharias Zicai said.
?LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has been active in Mozambique since 2003. In cooperation with Beira Central Hospital the organisation is implementing a comprehensive blindness prevention programme for Central and Northern Mozambique including outreach programmes, primary eye care units and professional trainings. LIGHT FOR THE WORLD and its programmes form part of the Vision2020 initiative aiming to eliminate preventable blindness globally by 2020.
Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Light for the World.