New patient transport vehicle in Meghalaya

The northeast Indian state of Meghalaya is known for its hilly terrain and rainy weather. While that makes for excellent tea-growing conditions, it also means that many roads are rugged, muddy and often difficult to navigate.    For residents of remote communities, getting from the village into the city for healthcare can be challenging at… Continue reading New patient transport vehicle in Meghalaya

Eye health care along the Brahmaputra

Reaching the remote village of Kachikata in Assam is no small task. The journey from Jorhat, the nearest city, begins by jeep on rough roads leading down to the Brahmaputra River. From there, travellers climb onto a tiny ferry, big enough only for a handful of passengers, that takes them to Majuli Island. After the… Continue reading Eye health care along the Brahmaputra

Gender inequalities in vision loss

The oldest of five children, Thandiwe in Zambia has always looked after her younger siblings. When the village borehole broke down, she had to fetch water from the river, and her family couldn’t wash as often. Thandiwe noticed some of her siblings had itchy, red eyes. Soon, she developed the same eye condition. Her left… Continue reading Gender inequalities in vision loss