By ensuring through early detection, referral and treatment, that poor vision or avoidable blindness will never be an impediment to their full development potential. But also by joining hands with other child survival programmes.
To invest in, and thereby facilitate, the emergence of highly trained local experts and leaders in all fields of eye health, so as to reduce over time, the current unacceptable level of dependence on foreign financial and technical assistance.
Comprehensive, both in the range and quality of services offered – promotion, prevention, early detection, specialist care, low vision, but also in the integration of these services into national eye health plans and policies.
The Scope of Our Work
What we do now and what we intend to do in the future, as more funds and more helping hands become available
Below is a brief overview of what we do as a development organisation, but also what we hope to be doing in the not too distant future. At present, the main thrust of our work is on vision care, eyesight health promotion and blindness prevention, mainly through our partners project, the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute (MICEI). However, despite our limited resources, we remain open to every opportunity where we feel that a strategic support to an individual or a group of individuals, can help restore human dignity or have a far-reaching multiplying effect.
In other words, in all we do, our ultimate goal is partnering with local people in a way that lifts and builds them up and ultimately, helps then regain control of their own life and destiny. Obviously, such a lofty objective cannot be met working alone. Which is why strategically selected partners feature so highly and are closely involved in all our operations. And there's plenty of room for more...
Focus on the Vulnerable
By ensuring that the poor, the marginalised and people with disability – visual, physical, mental and otherwise, have equal access to our services and where needed, receive extra or special support and assistance as well.
This is essential in order to reach out to those 80% or so with eye problems, who at present, have limited or no access at all, to eye care services and as a result, often report too late, when little can no longer be done.
This is particularly key to our work, to help us better document and report what we do and seek African solutions to the region’s unique challenges; but also to test and where relevant, integrate time honoured solutions from other areas.
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