Projects in Ghana

Restoring Sight, Transforming Lives: HANDS International Holds Free Cataract Surgery Camp in Ghana

HANDS International, alongside our esteemed partners MCEC (Muslim Community & Education Centre) and Ashanti Development, is proud to share the success of our recent free cataract surgery camp in Gyetiase, Ghana.

Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness, particularly in developing countries. By providing free surgeries, we aimed to restore sight and empower individuals to reclaim their independence and improve their quality of life.

The camp was a resounding success, with a total of 501 patients receiving cataract surgery.  Imagine the impact!  For many, this surgery meant the ability to see loved ones clearly again, to return to work or manage daily tasks with newfound ease.

The restored vision of these individuals will have a ripple effect, impacting not only their own lives but also their families and communities.

We are incredibly grateful to MCEC and Ashanti Development for their collaboration in making this life-changing initiative possible.  A special thanks goes out to the dedicated medical team who volunteered their time and expertise to perform these critical surgeries.

Beyond the surgeries, the impact is profound.  Improved vision translates to increased opportunities.  People can return to work, care for their families more effectively, and participate more fully in their communities.

This is the power of sight.

HANDS International remains committed to improving healthcare access in underserved communities around the world.  If you share our passion for making a difference, please consider donating to support our ongoing efforts.