The Chalker Foundation for Africa engages with other commercial and non-profit organisations to achieve its objectives of transforming communities so that they lead healthy lives. As a small grant giving body we recognise that our grants can have a winder reach if supported by a more collaborative approach.
An example of where we have partnered to achieve this goal is the Ophthalmology Project:
Ophthalmic Clinical Officer Training
Addressing the severe shortage of eye care workers in Uganda…
The prevalence of blindness in Uganda is estimated at 1%, and 75% of this is avoidable. The most common cause is cataract (50%) followed by trachoma and other corneal scarring (30%), and glaucoma (10%). Infections, malnutrition, injuries and lack of eye care services in rural communities also give rise to a high proportion of blindness particularly in rural communities.
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