Last week, I told you how many African countries are training frontline workers, including public health care staff, schoolteachers, midwives and traditional healers, to identify eye problems and other health concerns when they are working in the community. This type of community development program is highly effective in identifying health risks. When I was at… Continue reading Frontline workers reach remote patients in Africa (Part 2 of 2)
I remember, some years ago, when I first learned about the intrepid nuns of Assumption Hospital’s Kanhirapuzha Eye Unit who took eye care into remote areas on motorcycles. It made me smile, imagining these dignified women weaving in and out of traffic (I now know that such a sight is not the least bit unusual… Continue reading When are two wheels better than four?
“I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart.” These are the words of Kashinath Bhoosnurmath, Operation Eyesight’s senior director for India, speaking about our donors. Kashinath is passionate about the poor and blind of India, and enthusiastic about the progress being made. “Dhanyawaad” means thank you in Hindi, one of a number… Continue reading Dhanyawaad!