CAMEROON: IEF pioneers the first community-based Mectizan® distribution program in South Province.
CHILE: A grant is provided by IEF to the Catholic University of Chile in Santiago to support and equip a new pediatric eye clinic with funds from IEF’s Carrigan Endowment.
ERITREA: IEF establishes a USAID-funded Child Survival Program in North-East Province where infant mortality rates are high and immunization coverage is low following the disastrous 30-year civil war with Ethiopia. Unfortunately, the program was closed because the Eritrean government asked all NGOs to leave the country. The program was transferred to Ethiopia in 1994.
MALAWI: IEF establishes the first Mectizan distribution program to control onchocerciasis in the Thyolo Highlands.