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OneSight Foundation for improved access to vision care

 

By Austine Patrice Kachilika

 

OneSight Foundation Operations Coordinator responsible for northern and central regions, Praise Kenani, on Wednesday said the foundation will embark on Sustainable Eye Care Project (SECP) in Mzimba District.

 

Kenani said the intervention follows growing demand for eye care services in the district and the country as a whole.

 

Speaking in an interview, Kenani said the foundation is on a mission to eliminate uncorrected poor vision by creating sustainable access to eye care through innovative approaches.

 

“The SECP is an initiative that seeks to improve access to eye care services in Africa and in some countries in Asia.

 

“Upon the project’s inception in 2022 in Malawi, we have empowered eye clinic departments in various hospitals, financially and materially, thereby creating increased demand for eye care services hence extending it to Mzimba,” said Kenani.

 

Kenani further said most people neglect eye care services and that leads to the developing of an eye problem which they perceive as normal.

 

In his remarks, Director of Health and Social Services for M’mbelwa District Council, Prince Chirwa, thanked the foundation for the project and encouraged people in the district to embrace eye care services for their own good.

 

One out of seven people worldwide have uncorrected poor vision.

 

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