Andean Medical Mission

The Andean Medical Mission aims to reduce avoidable blindness in Bolivia, an area with very few eye health professionals available to deliver care and support. The grant we gave was used to help train local doctors in basic eye care and provide very basic equipment suitable for use by local teams who may not have had much training in producing spectacles.

The work of the project in the last few months has moved on to needs assessment and training in 130 small villages where there is a health centre, but with perhaps just one doctor or nurse.

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