Fighting blindness in Ghana

The Flying Eye Hospital first landed in Ghana in 1990, and we have had long-term teams on the ground since 2014.

Sight loss affects 3.2 million people in Ghana. Orbis works alongside partners in Ghana to improve access to eye care for everyone in the community.

Avoidable Blindness in Ghana

Orbis is working with partners to increase awareness and access to eye care services, such as eye screenings, for the whole community.

As well as this, advocacy efforts have played a key role in strengthening Ghana's infrastructure for eye health care.

Saving Sight in Ghana

Over the past 30 years, Orbis have played a key role in:

  • Integrating Primary Eye Care services in 13 districts in the Ashanti region
  • Supporting the expansion of indicators in the Health Ministry Information System to make sure quality service data is available to support policy
  • Supported the establishment or improvement of one paediatric eye hospital, 10 secondary hospitals and two tertiary eye hospitals

Impact In 2022

What’s Next?

Orbis is currently working to integrate eye care services in two districts in the Ashanti region using the Ghana SOARS (Strengthen referral network, Outreach, Advocacy, Resources, Screening) model.

The SOARS project plans to:

  • Train 100 Community Health Officers to provide eye care services
  • Train four ophthalmic nurses
  • Provide free surgeries for school children

Can you help improve access to quality eye care in Ghana?

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