news - september 2017
dr vogel visits the eye centre
Dr. Stefan Vogel is an ophthalmologist from Germany who visits the Eye Centre every year at his own expense. He gets involved with everything from theatre systems to fieldwork strategy. He is invaluable as he knows the Eye Centre so well and has a logical approach.
Suni Muslims Anjuman is an organisation which has partnered with us for years to reach out to the community. On the 17th September, we partnered once more to organise a screening in a small fishing village called Msambweni. The community rely on farming, fishing, weaving mats, and small scale business, so the economy is poor. This makes it difficult for local people to access eye care, so although the Eye Centre has worked in this area for 24 years there are still many more people we need to reach! During this recent screening, we saw 237 patients. 25 people needed cataract surgery and 3 had glaucoma.
The Eye Centre staff have a meeting every quarter to explain what they are doing and what has been achieved. It also allows them to ensure everyone is working together efficiently. With so many health care workers meeting, they can share ideas on how to improve the local health sector.