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Aminata is just nine months old, and is at risk of contracting blinding trachoma. If she does, she could lose her sight and her independence.
Dr Msukwa is an ophthalmologist in southern Malawi. He restores sight through cataract operations, and says his passion is helping children to see again.
Five-year-old Zonobia suffered from trachoma, which caused her eyelashes to turn in and scrape on her eyes. But a straightforward operation saved her sight.
Baraka loves a hug, but cataracts meant he couldn’t see the faces of his family. Thanks to donations from people like you, we were able to restore his sight.
Every Wednesday, Madalitso ventures into rural Malawi on a motorbike, ready to screen and treat people with impaired vision.
Dr Nyaluke has been a qualified ophthalmologist for nine years. He now specialises in performing surgery on children with cataracts.
Six-year-old Criscent was born with cataracts, leaving him unable to play or go to school. But his sight was restored with a straightforward operation as part of the Seeing is Believing project in Uganda.
In Nampula province, there are only three ophthalmologists who are qualified to perform cataract operations on a population of nearly four million people.
After completing vocational training with our Connecting the Dots programme, Rajab advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in his district.
Rita, a graduate of the Connecting the Dots training programme, teaches blind and visually impaired students in Uganda.
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