GHANA: Dr. Patrick Kwaw-Quaidoo and the eye unit at the Ridge Hospital in Accra is provided funding and technical assistance to adopt IEF’s sustainability model and reconstruct the eye clinic to make it more efficient.
EGYPT: With support from the Lavelle Fund for the Blind, IEF establishes a “Management Training Course” at the Magrabi Eye Hospital in Cairo for teams from other eye units throughout Egypt.
MEXICO: The Instituto de la Vision at the University of Montemorelos, Nueva Leon State and its satellite clinic at Villahermosa in Tabasco State join IEF’s SightReach® Management sustainability network. IV trains ophthalmology residents from all over Latin America and Africa and has satellite eye clinics throughout Mexico.
PARAGUAY: Fundacion Vision (FV) in the capital Asuncion joins IEF’s SightReach® Management sustainability network. Dr. Rainald Duerksen, head of FV, receives a grant to help create efficiencies at the new, recently built eye hospital.