Cataract Africa: Providing Cataract Help and Healthcare in Africa
Accessible healthcare is a basic human right that millions in Africa are denied. Today, you can help stop the spread of disease and bring medicine to Africa.Stop the Spread of Disease!
Millions suffer from cataracts, yet never see a doctor due to extreme poverty. Today, you can give the gift of sight and help someone see this beautiful world againGive the Gift of Sight Today!
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We are dedicated to providing cataract help and accessible healthcare to vulnerable people in Africa, even in the most remote regions.
Millions suffer in isolated darkness due to cataracts. Give someone the miraculous gift of sight with a cataract surgery.Learn More
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Healthcare is a basic human right. Check out the three medical centers we support in Bamako, Mali.Learn More
HEALTH MOVES HUMANITY FORWARD
At the core of every successful society is equitable access to healthcare and medical services. Better health means stronger communities, growing markets, and developing economies.
When faced with the opportunity to look away or look ahead, Embrace Relief takes challenges and turns them into plans. We have seen firsthand that access to healthcare services helps communities break the cycle of extreme poverty which is why we are working towards accessible healthcare in Mali, Africa.
Mali is currently experiencing a massive health crisis with only 11% of the population having access to medical treatment and health services. Placed at 184 out of 189 on the Human Development Index, millions currently suffer from treatable and preventable illnesses and diseases.
The challenges don’t end there. A staggering 40% of the population must walk up to nine miles to reach the nearest health clinic. Even then, it is not guaranteed that the clinic has the capacity to address the medical issues discovered due to a lack of funding, staff, or medical equipment. Additionally, lack of access to health education, prevention, or planning services has resulted in Mali having the 9th highest infant mortality rate in the world at 69.5%. Even though 90% of child deaths are preventable, 1 out of every 10 children will not reach the age of 5.
Meet Lamine Doumbia from
Falani village and is 75 years young…
“I wasn’t able to see for years, so I went to the Mobile Health Clinic with my grandson who led me there to get check-ups. My family and I had never seen a doctor before because we do not have money or a car. The kind doctor detected cataract disease in my eyes. They told me to come back the next day for a quick, painless, free surgery to restore sight to my left eye since it was worse than the right.”Give the Gift of Sight Today!
“I arrived at the clinic in the morning and was all finished by noon! The doctors were so thoughtful in making sure I was comfortable. I was told to come back the next day for a post-operation check-up to make sure my eye was healing properly. I was so excited to fully see the faces of my family, get back to work, and see this beautiful world again!”Give the Gift of Sight Today!
“Once my post-operation check-up was cleared, I smiled bigger than I have in a long time, grabbed my bike, and took a ride through the village! I was laughing the whole time, people probably thought I was a crazy man, but I didn’t care because I now have a new lease on my life and can’t wait to see the sun set tonight. Thank you from my entire heart, Embrace Relief, volunteer doctors, and those who donate for curing cataracts for giving me this gift.”Give the Gift of Sight Today!
Giving someone back their sight is the ultimate gift. Since 2013, we have completed over 4,200 cataract surgeries, conducted over 65,000 health screenings, and trained dozens of local Malian staff along the way. Many of these people have not seen the faces of their children and struggle daily to lead a fulfilling and productive life.Give the Gift of Sight
EMBRACE RELIEF HEALTH PROJECTS
We, as Bay Area North California Embrace Relief Volunteers, want to help Afghans with poor health by opening a mobile health clinic. Join this Mobile Health Clinic in Afghanistan, a campaign to save more lives, and share your part of being a human being, and solidarity with this difficult time of Afghan people.
Cataract remains the leading cause of blindness. It is estimated that cataract is responsible for 51% of world blindness, which represents about 20 million people.
Mali Medical Center
More than 90% of the world’s visually impaired people live in low and middle-income countries. Contrary to common belief, not all of these people are old – even children can get cataracts.
An estimated 1.4 million children under age 15 are blind. Yet approximately half of all childhood blindness can be avoided by early treatment of disease and correcting abnormalities