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Rotary Club of Nairobi Eye Camp (Kenya Rural Blindness Eradication) was carried out during the weekend 18-20th August 2018 in Kisumu.

Close to 200 cataract operations were carried out by Dr. Mukesh Joshi and his team. Members from the Rotary Club of Nairobi present at the camp included President Salim Fazal, Rtn Nelson Mburu and Rtn Duncan Mahangilu.

Congratulations team!

 

Also read this report in 'The Asian'. Click image to enlarge.

Also read this report in ‘The Asian’. Click image to enlarge.

The Rotary Club of Nairobi has run the Kenya Rural Blindness Eradication Project since1985.

During the month of May 2018, Rotary Club of Nairobi will carry out the second Kenya Rural Blindness Eradication eye camp for the Rotary Year 2017/18 (targeting another 200 plus cataract surgeries).

During January 2018, over 216 cataract surgeries took place in Kisumu. This was a three day eye camp. Patients were screened and transported from neighboring towns. They were  accommodated, fed and operated on and thereafter transported safely back to the​ir towns. The surgeries were performed at the Kisumu Oginga Odinga Referral Hospital with patients from Kericho, Kapsabet, Kisii, Siaya, Ahero and Kisumu. The cataract surgeries were performed by Honorary Rotarian Ophthalmologist Dr Mukesh Joshi and his team. Patients were accommodated at Jalaram School.

Picture of Honorary Rotarian Ophthalmologist Dr Mukesh Joshi performing a cataract surgery.

Honorary Rotarian Ophthalmologist Dr Mukesh Joshi performing a cataract surgery.

The eye surgeries performed have led to the restoration of vision to many beneficiaries and this has in turn enabled them to earn a livelihood and leads to a direct positive impact on their immediate families and community, thus leading to economic empowerment (besides the focus area of disease prevention).

In the past 30 years, over 16,000 free cataract operations have taken place by this program by the Rotary Club of Nairobi (RCN).


thumbnail of Kenya Rural Blindness Project Brochure 2017-18

This is one of our club’s signature projects. Read all about it in this brochure (click image to download pdf in a new window):

thumbnail of Kenya Rural Blindness Project Brochure 2017-18