Health & wellbeing

Eye Clinics From Entamanu

30 June 2018

This was an exciting week for us as we successfully ran our first health outreach clinic from Entamanu Ngorongoro.

We hosted a team of eye specialists from hospitals in Arusha. The all Tanzanian team work together to run health outreach days in remote areas, and we were delighted to have them at Entamanu Ngorongoro a few weeks ago.

It was a huge success, with 83 people getting tested and even more benefiting from the health education going on during the two days. 88 medicines were given out, 24 people were prescribed with distance glasses, 15 with reading glasses, and 3 were referred to Arusha and received cataract operations.

We choose to run this program in the Maasai villages around Entamanu as these communities, particularly women, suffer from various eye problems as a result of poor ventilation in their boma style houses where they traditionally do their cooking.

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