Qatar Charity (QC) held the ‘Ibsar Camp for Combating Blindness’ in Tanzania, providing various services that included eye examinations, treatment, surgeries, medicines and eyeglasses, in addition to organising awareness workshops.
The medical camp benefited 2,360 people, QC said in a statement.
The camp, which was organised in co-ordination with Tanzania’s Ministry of Health in Dodoma, examined more than 2,150 patients and performed 210 cataract surgeries on both men and women.
The camp also held awareness campaigns and training workshops to raise health awareness in communities living in rural areas to contribute to reducing the rate of disability and handicap resulting from visual impairment.
The 10-day camp aimed to contribute to reducing the cases of avoidable visual impairment, alleviating the suffering of poor patients, especially in disadvantaged areas, promoting community health and raising health awareness, in addition to reducing poverty resulting from visual impairment.
Abdulaziz Jassim Hejji, director of the International Programmes and Development Department, emphasised the importance of holding such medical camps, as hundreds of those with chronic diseases need rapid surgical intervention to help them avoid vision impairment and blindness, adding that there are hundreds of cases that need medical glasses.
Expressing happiness, many beneficiaries said the camp is important to them, as they began to move and do their work well after receiving treatment from the camp. They thanked the benefactors in Qatar and QC for supporting them and alleviating their suffering.
Qatar Charity, in co-operation with its partners, has contributed to providing treatment to those with visual impairment by holding specialised medical camps for eye diseases in several countries, including Yemen, Sudan, Niger and Nigeria.
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