Empowerment through education is a powerful self-help tool, and we will work on a “we will help you do it but won’t do it for you” basis. Ownership of any support we give will remain local and this offers the prospect of sustainable long term benefit.
We feel passionately that enhancing skills and increasing the numbers of ophthalmic personnel, particularly doctors and nurses, is an important way of reducing blindness in the world.
Through our current initiatives, we are already helping to educate health care professionals and we are actively investigating other ophthalmic centres to support in Africa and in the Far and Middle East.
In 2016 a teaching course in paediatric ophthalmology was conducted in Haikou by Mrs Jane Tapley and Mrs Debbie Lysons who together with Mr Richard Markham taught a comprehensive course for local and visiting ophthalmic personnel. This course was...Read more news