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Photo: Ophthalmological examination of a toddler, Tanzania. Credit: Light for the World

Extending our eye care programmes

In 2017, Light for the World extended its field of activity. In addition to the support for two hospitals in Dar es Salaam and Moshi, we now also work with two hospitals in Ifakara and Songea. Our goal is to open eye units in those two hospitals where the most common eye diseases can be treated, making eye care accessible to the population of these regions. We are also supporting the training of an ophthalmologist for each clinic. In 2017, 365 cataract surgeries on children were performed, 26,545 people received eye care.

Map: Tanzania
  • Area: 945,087 km2
  • Population: 49.2 million
  • Life expectancy: 55.3 years
  • Ophthalmologists: 35
  • Ophthalmologists supported by us: 10
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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