13 September 2014

2014 Team leaves for Malawi

This year's visiting team (an ophthalmologist, an optometrist, an ophthalmic nurse and an orthoptist) leaves today for Malawi. The objective is to help encourage further development of the eye care services at Ekwendeni and Livingstonia by talking to clinicians and managers, and doing some training.

Of particular interest is the proposed development of cataract services at Livingstonia. This is a big step and it requires that much – medically and administratively – is in place before going ahead. The team hopes that good progress can be made while they are there.

Additionally, they expect to conduct some clinics at various locations, including a children's school for the blind.