PBI 2017 Medical Mission

$30k goal

Campaign created 1 month ago
Emmanuel Ekumah  DALLAS, TX
The mission of Prevent Blindness International, Inc. (PBI) is to prevent global blindness, conserve and preserve sight,  enhance and extend the quality of vision, empower all visually impaired persons through FREE programs in healthcare, education, research and career/life skills.

In partnership with its network of partner physicians, organizations, community groups and volunteers, PBI conducts medical missions in developing countries where participants receive services provided at NO COST.

In June 2016, PBI in partnership with The Patcha Foundation, a Maryland-based non-profit, conducted a very successful and life-changing medical mission in which about 5,600 patients were consulted and treated. Of that total, about 1,500 patients consulted for 14 various eye conditions, 1,700 glasses, were distributed and eye medications dispensed as needed.

This year, from June 12th to 30th, PBI will be conducting two medical missions to Cameroon. We are anticipating consulting and treating more than 4,000 vision cases. Our team of Ophthalmologists would perform the following services at NO COST to anyone who show up at the medical mission FREE clinic:

-Vision Screening & Correction with FREE glasses
-Diagnosis, Treatment
-Eye Surgeries as needed for acute conditions
-Glaucoma Screening, prevention & Care Options
-Diabetes Retinopathy Screening & Care Options

We are asking for donations to help purchasing surgical equipment, ophthalmology supplies/medications, recruit more medical personnel and transportation.

Please help PBI “Preserve the Gift of Sight!”
Together, let’s make blindness a dark past!

Population: About 20 million
Leading cause of Blindness: Glaucoma  and Onchocerciasis (River Blindness) and Cataract.
Number of Cases:  About 5.1 million

In order to meet up with the Vision 2020 requirement, Cameroon should be doing at least 50,000 cataracts surgeries every year. However, Cameroon can currently only afford to do 13,000 cataracts surgeries.

Prevent Blindness International (PBI) is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit.

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Created March 17, 2017
Emmanuel Ekumah  
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