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In Kabgayi, more than 4,500 people underdo a cataract surgery every year

Eye care all over the country

In order to deal with the critical shortage of skilled ophthalmologists and eye nurses in Rwanda, the Kabgayi eye clinic, a partner of Light for the World, regularly held mobile surgical clinics at other hospitals. The more complicated cases were referred to the hospital in Kabgayi. In 2017, 27,091 people received eye care, 2,712 cataract operations have been performed.

Map: Rwanda
  • Area: 26,338 km2
  • Population: 11.8 million
  • Life expectancy: 64.1 years
  • Ophthalmologists: 12
  • Ophthalmologists supported by us: 2
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