Eye cataract surgery
According to the WHO, over 37 million people are blind and 124 million people have low vision worldwide. Ninety percent of these people live in developing countries like Ethiopia. About 75% of all blindness worldwide is believed to be avoidable and is mainly caused by cataract and trachoma (Department of Ophthalmology, Ras Desta Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia።
As a local NGO intervening on health intervention all over Ethiopia, Ethio-Gulf mobilized a volunteer medical team in collaboration with DOST ELI ASSOCIATION, Turkey based humanitarian organization working to tackle cataract problem of the developing countries. Total of 2 million birr invested to treat 900 people’s cataract problem in Southern Wollo, Eastern Harerghe Zones and arsi Zones.