Tag Archives: Central Africa

Africa Eye Foundation and the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute, Yaounde

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 … Continue reading

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Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute Proposed Layout

The proposed layout of Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute reflects its objectives well. These objectives include: 1. To serve as a tertiary level eye referral center, not just for Cameroon also but for neighboring countries. 2. To offer ophthalmology subspecialties … Continue reading

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World Sight Day 2012 and Central Africa

Today is World Sight Day 2012, an international day of awareness for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and VISION 2020: The Right to Sight. According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, there are currently 285 million … Continue reading

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How do we ensure diabetics in Africa have their yearly eye exam?

Ensuring diabetics in Africa have their yearly eye exam should sound like a major challenge given that according to the International Diabetes Federation, at least 78% of diabetics in sub Saharan Africa don’t even know they have diabetes. Among patients … Continue reading

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