Africa Cataract Project

The Africa Cataract Project (ACP) is a mission of the Turkish NGO IHH in Africa to prevent blindness . The Project aims at performing 100,000 free cataract surgery operations in ten African countries: Sudan , Ethiopia , Somalia , Chad , Niger , Togo , Benin , Ghana , Mali , and Burkina Faso. Volunteer Turkish surgeons and nurses take part in the project to African countries for surgery. One of the objectives of the program is to offer free eye care for needy people. The Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency and Turkey’s Sudanese Ministries of Health are supporting the project. All surgeries are broadcast live on the project website and the IHH website.

Phaco Training Program

Africa Cataract Project offers a training program for local African surgeons on phaco technology which is known in Africa yet.

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