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For them to see again is in your hands

Ophthalmology treatment for those patients who need it, both clinical diagnosis and surgery.

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ABOUT THE NGO

One of the most common eye complaints, resulting in reversible blindness, are cataracts. With surgery sight can be completely restored to the patient.

In April 2018, the association Idiwaki, in collaboration with the organization Africa Direct, began to carry out eye health campaigns in the Centro de Soins Notre Dame de la Sant’e en Batseng’la ,Camerun. In these campaigns groups of volunteers, health professionals, travel to the area to offer ophthalmological treatment to those in need. In each of these campaigns approximately three hundred patients will have a medical appointment and diagnosis while 20 to 25 will also undergo surgery.

One of the main causes of reversible blindness are cataracts. The main objective of the campaigns is to operate on those suffering from this complaint. It is an outpatient surgery, of half an hour’s duration. During the procedure the cataract is removed and a transparent, permanent, intraocular lens is inserted restoring sight to the patient in a matter of hours or days, once recovered from the surgery.

However, it is a costly procedure involving much expense. Thanks to donations the operating theatre is well equipped but each operation costs around 100 euros, this includes disposable material and the intraocular lens.

 

We are asking for help to finance these surgeries. Every 100 euros means one more patient will have the operation. One patient who will regain independence and quality of life, who will see once again, with all that it means.

Idiwaka es una Asociación fundada en el seno de la ONG África Directo, por la iniciativa de un grupo de jóvenes voluntarios unidos por sus experiencias de cooperación en Camerún. Con sede en Madrid, tenemos  como objetivo esencial la participación en el desarrollo sanitario y educativo de los países en vías de desarrollo. A día de hoy, desarrollamos nuestra actividad en Camerún y Uganda.

Nuestra idea principal se basa en que la única forma de conseguir un verdadero cambio es capacitar al personal local para que sean ellos mismos los impulsores del progreso. Por ello, una de nuestras principales metas es la formación de los trabajadores, principalmente en el terreno sanitario.

En Idiwaka todos somos voluntarios y destinamos nuestro tiempo libre a organizar proyectos, recaudar fondos y viajar a Camerún y Uganda para supervisar y llevar a cabo nuevos programas. Al no tener trabajadores ni gastos administrativos, el 100% de lo recaudado se destina a la ejecución de los proyectos.



DONATIONS

Enrique Arjona Valladares

Muchas gracias por vuestro proyecto!

15€

Hace 3 months, 2 weeks

Jorge Gallardo Mielgo

Te deseo que vaya hacia arriba esté proyecto genial que has desarrollado!

10€

Hace 8 months, 1 week

Pablo Campbell-Smith

10€

Hace 8 months, 2 weeks

Anonymous

20€

Hace 8 months, 3 weeks

David Rodríguez González

10€

Hace 8 months, 3 weeks

Anonymous

20€

Hace 8 months, 3 weeks

Anonymous

Muy buena idea. Suerte!!!

50€

Hace 8 months, 3 weeks

Anonymous

10€

Hace 8 months, 3 weeks

Anonymous

40€

Hace 8 months, 3 weeks

Anonymous

20€

Hace 8 months, 3 weeks

Anonymous

20€

Hace 8 months, 3 weeks

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