Monday, November 30, 2009

Eye Health Program Receives Funding!

Learning to walk with a cane during a training session
Through our partnership with ChooseANeed, we have received funding from a generous donor to support our eye health program based in our target Healthy Villages. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our friends at ChooseANeed who have helped us in so many ways since we started working together. This funding will allow us to train individuals in each village to identify community members with eye health issues that can be repaired, such as trachoma and cataracts. We then provide counseling and transport for these community members to undergo surgical repair of their condition and have their eyesight restored.

UVP has trained over 60 eye health educators in the Iganga District, and facilitated more than 67 surgeries such as lid rotations, foreign body removals, and cataract removals.

To learn more:
- Visit our eye health program website and donate to help us bring the gift of sight to more and more villages in eastern Uganda
- Visit the ChooseaNeed website to see UVP's featured Needs and Success Stories
- Read an article just published about ChooseANeed's work worldwide

2 comments:

sarah said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Alena

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Alison, UVP Director said...

Thanks, we're glad to hear it!