Untreated eye problems continue to affect many people in Mozambique. In 2016 Sightsavers helped to carry almost 85,000 eye examinations and supported 2,700 sight-saving cataract operations.
Sightsavers is working to reduce sight loss in Mozambique and is focusing on eliminating trachoma, a neglected tropical disease (NTD) which is the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness.
To stop the spread of the disease we are helping to roll out the SAFE strategy, a public health approach endorsed by the World Health Organization which focuses on surgery, antibiotics, face washing and environmental improvements.
The SAFE acronym describes the four methods used to control trachoma.
We are also improving eye care services by providing transport, equipment and medicine, training ophthalmic technicians and conducting cataract operations.