Gondar (Ethiopia) Eye Surgery

Vision for the future

With new Eye Clinic buildings in Gondar and an output of recognised Nurse Cataract Surgeons, GEES was approached by the Fred Hollows Foundation to advise on developing Debark. A Concept Brief was written by GEES which was accepted. This outlined the following collaboration:

To develop with the Regional Health Department in Bahir Dar a secondary eye unit in Debark. This now serves Adi Arkay, Dabat, Jana Mora and Deresgie Health Centres, but more equipment is needed. This is a 1.25 million catchment of people who previously have had no local established eye services. This newly built hospital is positioned to serve the Simien Mountain area. It was previously underused and had a spare operating theatre. This is a very exciting development.

  • GEES developed a Rotary partnership with Saverne, Offenbach, Abergavenny and Gondar to participate in financing both these collaborations.A top quality microscope is now available for specialist retinal work.

  • GEES will continue to support short term overseas volunteers who take part in teaching.

  • GEES will continue to look for opportunities to develop further secondary Eye Units in under-served areas of Amhara.

  • GEES is expecting to support the annual meeting for trained nurse cataract surgeons to discuss their output, equipment and career prospects.

Find out more information about GEES

Please contact:

Caroline Holt Wilson
Cefn Maen Farm
Usk Road
RAGLAN, Monmouthshire, NP15 2HR

Tel: 00 44 [0]1291 690428
Email G.E.E.S

Reg Charity No: 1101246

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