Tag Archives: Blindness

Al-Basar Medical Team: Giving Light to Thousands of People

The Al-Basar medical team from Sudan successfully completed their Eritrea eye treatment medical mission
The Al-Basar medical team from Sudan have successfully completed their Eritrea medical mission by carrying out around 1,281 restorative surgeries, distributing 3,700 glasses and providing 6,000 treatment supplies.

BY HABTOM TESFAMICHAEL | SHABAIT

Parallel to the efforts being made to provide secure, affordable and quality health service, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has been working, in collaboration with partners, to provide medical assistance from friendly institutions to participate in the medical efforts of the Ministry to provide special assistance to people who need expertise surgeries. Continue reading Al-Basar Medical Team: Giving Light to Thousands of People

Eritrea Meets V2020 Goal for Refractive Errors Human Resources

A Landmark Achievement. VISION 2020 is a global initiative that aims to eliminate avoidable blindness by the year 2020. 

BY BRIEN HOLDEN VISION INSTITUTE

After 9 years of running optometry training program, Asmara College of Health Sciences (now Asmara University Orotta College of Medicine and Health Sciences) in Eritrea produced the country’s first optometrists. Continue reading Eritrea Meets V2020 Goal for Refractive Errors Human Resources

Towards A Trachoma-Free Eritrea

The goal was made clear – to reach a Trachoma-Free nation by 2020

The National Blindness Prevention and Control program has set a goal to make a national impact assessment in 2018, a surveillance program in 2019 and declare trachoma free Eritrea by 2020. (© ARCHIVE ANTHONY SUAU)

BY SEMIR SEID | SHABABIT

Trachoma is an eye disease and one of the many causes for people’s loss of vision and blindness. It is one of the eighteen underestimated tropical diseases that infected around a billion people with lower standard of living.

According to the 2016 WHO Alliance for GET 2020 Database, 200 million people live in areas where trachoma is highly likely to spread. At the moment, 2.2 million of the world population has developed a vision problem due to trachoma. Out of this figure, it is sad to see the 1.2 million have already become blind. Continue reading Towards A Trachoma-Free Eritrea

Eritrea: The only African country Producing Intraocular Lenses

Established by world’s renowned Australian Ophthalmologist, the Eritrea based Fred Hollows Intraocular Laboratory (IOL) is the only of its kind in Africa.

BY TESFANEWS

As 600,000 Africans goes blind every year as a result of Cataract, demands for intraocular lenses produced by the only Intraocular Lens Laboratory on the African continent shows a significant increase. Continue reading Eritrea: The only African country Producing Intraocular Lenses