Sunday, November 16, 2014

Epidemic of Blindess

By Biko Agozino
 "We are pleased to announce THE IKEOHA FOUNDATION Four Days FREE Medical Eye Outreach for over 50,000 people in Enugu West Senatorial Districts and beyond. The Ikeoha Foundation FREE Eye Treatment Project is designed in line with the vision 2020 mandate of World Health Organization which is “prevention of avoidable causes of Blindness.”After a thorough research in the five Senatorial Districts of Enugu West by our partners, it was discovered that a wide range of eye related issues like Glaucoma, cataract, Pterygium which are all blinding cases , were quite prevalent in the zone and the causative factors was attributed to unhealthy habits, dusty environment, untreated systemic diseases , epidemics etc. Based on these traumatic findings, and the urgent need for intervention, Ikeoha Foundation in partnership with Community Eye Savers to the occasion by organizing this Four Days FREE Eye medical Treatment Project for the 5 Local Government Areas in Enugu West. The project is packaged to include: FREE Eye Treatment , FREE Drugs , FREE Medicated Eye Glasses ,FREE Surgeries and FREE Counseling. The project will be officially flagged off on Monday, 17TH of November 2014, by the Chairman of Ikeoha Foundation Senator, Ike Ekweremadu CFR. The programme Will continue through Oji River/ Awgu on the 18th, Ezeagu on the 19th and will be rounded off in Udi Local Government Area on the 20th"