WHAT AND HOW DO WE DO IT?
We carry out development cooperation, which is not assistance-based, transforming health and social care in the most disadvantaged and least developed part of the planet, Sub-Saharan Africa, where visual deficiencies still today mark the future of millions of people without resources.
We empower visual health professionals, creating official courses and training the teachers of their universities, so that in the foreseeable future they will be able to educate themselves without depending on external help like ours.
Currently, we provide assistance-based care for the visual health of refugees fleeing war or misery and of children in foster homes and orphanages in our country as well as in SOUTHERN countries.
We do this by creating official Master’s Degree courses and University Diplomas in Faculties of Medicine or Optometry of the countries where we cooperate. The courses are 80% PRACTICAL, taught in the operating room, consultations and laboratory of their university hospital centers, and 20% THEORY, through eHealth, an eLearning platform implemented tailor-made for each faculty, to be able to train them remotely.
We always cooperate in alignment with the strategies set by central actors such as: the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the guidelines of the WHO and its International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB, acronym in English) and aligning ourselves with the National Programs of Visual Health of the Ministry of Health of each country where we cooperate.