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Cataract Surgery to combat vision Impairment

IMPLEMENTING NGO
Noor Maghrabi charity Foundation, registered under No. 214 of 1992.

OBJECTIVE
Organization of medical convoys in Lower and Upper governorates.

GEOGRAPHICAL AREA
Governorates of Menoufia, Gharbia, Suez, Minya, Sohag, Beni Suef, Behaira, Aswan.

DURATION
Started in 2007 and ongoing.

STATUS
Ongoing.

In order for the medical services to reach out to disadvantaged groups in rural and urban Egypt, the project aims to organize a systematic program of medical convoys which head out to most of the villages and hamlets and slums along the Lower and Upper Egypt to conduct cataract surgeries.

The operations of cataract removal and intraocular lens implant are performed free of charge. Moreover, free medicines and eyeglasses are distributed to patients of the poor and marginalized people in those areas.