Zimbabwe Eye Project


Global Grant1525422 provides a Vocational Training Team of eye doctors from the US:

Ø  to work toward the eradication of diseases, such as preventable blindness, that devastates families in Zimbabwe,


Ø  to partner with Zimbabwean doctors, nurses and educators in the training of tomorrow's medical leaders,


Ø  conduct cataract surgeries by the Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP).


Avoidable blindness and its early recognition were named as a key component of the Millennial Development Goals by the WHO in VISION 2020 Declaration.


Total Budget:  $55,635 ($23,750 DDF)


Participating Club(s):  Rotary Club of Morrisville, Rotary Club of Durham, Cary Rotary Foundation, Rotary Club of Hillsborough, Rotary Club Chapel Hill-Carrboro Sunrise, Rotary Club of Holly Springs, Green Hope High School Interact, Rotary Club North Raleigh, Rotary Foundation Knoxville Tennessee, Rotary District 7710, Rotary District 9210 (Zimbabwe) DDF, and numerous individual donations from District 7710 Rotarians and other national and international Rotarians including the Zimbabwe Medical Project.


International Partner: Rotary Club of Bulawayo South, Zimbabwe 

Global Grant:  Rotary Global Grant GG1525422

Project Background:


·       1,000 general patients and a dozen medical staff in Victoria Falls and outlying rural clinics


·       cataract surgery for 150-200 patients


·       one-year supply of Vitamin A, which reduces infant mortality by 25%, and training of Zimbabwe medical staff to administer the vitamin to 28,000 children below the age of five in rural clinics of Matabeleland North Province,\


·       training of local personnel for the distribution of 6,000 pairs of glasses.


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