Muhamadu first noticed something was wrong with his son Muzi’s eyes about three years ago.
Seven-year-old Muzi’s eyes were visibly sore and sensitive to the light.
Muhamadu managed to get hold of some eye drops from the local health centre in his village in Sokoto, Nigeria. In his heart he knew they weren’t helping, but he was desperate to do something – anything – to help his son.
Frightened and helpless,Muhamadu had to watch as Muzi’s symptoms got worse. His son was suffering from trichiasis, sometimes referred to as advanced trachoma, and the horrific, blinding infection had already started to steal his sight, and his childhood.
It’s vital that we are able to reach children like Muzi, who live in hard-to-reach rural areas, and provide them with the sight-saving antibiotics and surgery they so urgently need.
Trichiasis ruins lives, but with your support we can help to end it.
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