The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), The Al Noor – Magrabi Foundation, a non-profit foundation based in Egypt, and the That Every Life May Count (French language: Afin Que Chaque Vie Compte) Foundation, a non-profit foundation based in Switzerland have come come together, to establish the Africa Eye Foundation. The main objective of the Africa Eye Foundation is to establish and supervise the Magrabi – ICO Cameroon Eye Institute in Yaounde, Cameroon.
The photograph below documents progress with construction work as of April 15th 2013.
The Mission of the Eye Institute is to train ophthalmologists and staff in Cameroon and French-Speaking Central West Africa to become the next generation of leaders and to provide high quality eye care services with subspecialties (currently unavailable in Central Africa) and outreach programs, minimizing the need to send patients abroad.
Other partners of the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute include Orbis International and the Lavelle Fund for the Blind.