Democratic Republic of the Congo

A LIGHT FOR THE WORLD eye clinic in Likasi

Eye clinics for a huge country

Our new Mwangaza Eye Clinic in Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo went into service in 2016; the name mwangaza means “light”. Local inhabitants are being trained on site as ophthalmologists for the clinic. With this project, we are ramping up our efforts in the fight against avoidable blindness in a region in which ophthalmological care has been greatly lacking.

DR Congo
Map: DR Congo
  • Area: 2,344,885 km2
  • Population: 67.5 million
  • Life expectancy: 50 years
  • Ophthalmologists: 104
  • Ophthalmologists supported by us: 5
Our local work areas: 
Jess Blijkers. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher

Your contact person for our programmes in the DRC: Jess Blijkers

+43 1 810 13 00 - 16
j.blijkers [at]

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