At the ceremony located at the Istanbul Hilton Hotel, IHH president Mr.Bulent Yildirim, President of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali who had came down for the 29. ISEDAK conference and the Niger Ambassador of Ankara Abdoulaye Dan-Maradi had signed the protocol agreement.
Within the 5 year protocol agreement that was done, the unit of eye health and vision which will be connected to the State Hospital of Lemorde, Cataract operations will be done for free. The total cost of the 5 year project is 7 million dollars.
6000 Cataract operations are aimed to take place in a year
It can be forseen that approximatly 6000 cataract operations will be taking place in one year once the unit of eye health and vision is established, curing tens of thousand of people who are temporary blind and have to depend on others in everyday life.
Turkish Doctors and Nurses will be serving at the hospital
Within the project three doctors and nurses will be sent from Turkey via TIKA and the Turkish Health Ministry. As Lemorde Hospital is also going to be a hospital for doctors in training, it will not only perform cataract operations, but experienced doctors from Turkey will also be sent down to contribute to the training of these doctors.