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Foto: Projekt NIURE - Maßangefertigte Brillen für alle

Glasses for everybody

We have been promoting a vision therapy programme at the Ruharo Eye Center (REC) since 2006, and also organize training courses for ophthalmologists. Last year, a rehabilitation assistant was trained as a specialized therapist for visually impairments, and 11 ophthalmological assistants and 11 operating surgeons completed their training.

Overall in 2015, the depart-ment treated 3,756 patients, 57 of whom were blind and 523 visually impaired. Within the scope of the National Intervention on Uncorrected Refractive Error programme (NIURE), 4,679 pairs of glasses were professionally adjusted on site, also creating jobs in the process.

Map: Uganda
    • Area: 241,548 km2
    • Population: 37.6 million
    • Life expectancy: 59.2 years
    • Ophthalmologists: 41
    • Ophthalmologists supported by us: 3
Photo of Svenja Schneider. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher

Your contact for our programmes in Eastern Africa: Svenja Schneider.

+43 1 810 13 00 - 43
s.schneider [at]

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