IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation
0
Donate
Follow
EN
TRY
Close
  • Who are we
  • What we do
  • What can you do
  • Login
In 5 days 500 cataract operations in Niger
With the participation of 8 Nigerien doctors and 16 personnel 500 cataract surgeries were performed in 5 days at the Niger Eye Hospital which was established by IHH in Niger.
Niger 05.02.2015

With the participation of 8 Nigerien doctors and 16 personnel 500 cataract surgeries were performed in 5 days at the Niger Eye Hospital which was established by IHH in Niger.

IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation has established an eye hospital in Niger's capital Niamey with the cooperation of Islamic Development Bank, TCCA, AID and Niger Ministry of Health within the month of February. With the participation of 8 doctors and 16 personnel a cataract camp has been organized at the hospital.

The camp has continued for 5 days and 100 cataract surgeries were performed each day.

80,000 surgeries in 7 years

The cataract campaign with the slogan "If You See They Will See" which was started in Africa by IHH in 2007 has been a relief to the eyes of 80,000 people.

Within the past 7 years in Africa 700,000 health checks were conducted, 297,000 eye examinations and 80,000 people had surgery.

Cataract in Africa

One percent of the 1.5 billion Africans are disabled, however, half of the 10 million disabled are cataract patients. A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that can impair vision, if left untreated it can cause blindness.

The cause of cataract disease is inadequate and unhealthy nutrition, clean water and hygiene problems, continuous exposure to solar UV radiation and most importantly the lack and absence of doctors.
In Africa on average there is one doctor for every 1.5 million people. Cataract is also a case seen in newborns. If untreated it causes blindness. Many people are trying to continue their lives in the dark simply because they cannot have a simple operation that only takes 15 minutes.

Hot weather, lack of nutritional conditions and treatment facilities causes the cataract to transform to blindness.

IHH's cataract campaign

The campaign that is maintained by IHH is a relief to the eyes of many people, and on the other hand it is continuing to construct eye clinics and providing the opportunity to educate eye doctors.

The eye hospitals and clinics that have been established in Sudan and Niger has been the hope of hundreds and thousands of people.Just by donating $100 to "If You See They Will See" campaign, you will not only illuminate eyes but also the darkness of a persons world, a person who you do not know the name of or the address who lives one the other side of the world.

Related news
See all
The last terminal of "An Armful of Goodness"
The last terminal of "An Armful of Goodness"
IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation continues to commemorate the 11th annual Orphan Solidarity Days (OSD) project with the theme "An Armful of Goodness". Many studies have been carried out for orphans and their families in Kenya, one of the countries where the initiative is executed.
Orphan
19.12.2022
54,000 loaves of bread for camps in Syria per day
54,000 loaves of bread for camps in Syria per day
Through a partnership between the IHH and the İnsan Charity Foundation, and with financial support from The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 54,000 loaves of bread are supplied daily to civilians living in camps in the countryside of Idlib province in northern Syria
13.12.2022
4 permanent works in Sierra Leone
4 permanent works in Sierra Leone
In West Africa’s Sierra Leone, IHH inaugurated four distinct buildings including orphanages, universities and mosques. The newly inaugurated permanent works are vital to the country's future.
Mosque-Masjid, Orphan
17.11.2022