Cataract Africa: Providing Cataract Help and Healthcare in Africa

We are dedicated to providing cataract help and accessible healthcare to vulnerable people in Africa, even in the most remote regions.

Cure Cataract

Millions suffer in isolated darkness due to cataracts. Give someone the miraculous gift of sight with a cataract surgery.

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Mali Medical Center

Healthcare is a basic human right. Check out the three medical centers we support in Bamako, Mali.

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Health Check-ups

Access to healthcare provides early detection, prevention, and intervention. Learn how health checkups save lives in Mali.

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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.

WHY MALI?

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…

Our Impact

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.

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EMBRACE RELIEF HEALTH PROJECTS

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Aid in Africa

Healthcare in African Countries

Raised $51.79
Goal $1000.00
5%
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Mobile Health Clinic in Afghanistan

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.

Raised $8305.07
Goal $16000.00
52%
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Give the gift of sight today!

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 again.

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Mali Medical Center Project Fundraiser

There’s no better feeling than knowing that your help can greatly impact someone’s life during times of difficulties.

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Covid-19 Support for the U.S.

Alone we can do so little; Together, we can do so much. This too shall pass, and in the end, there’s a bright light waiting for all of us at the end of this dark tunnel. Individually, we are just one drop. TOGETHER, WE ARE AN OCEAN.

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Sweatcoin & Embrace Relief

This past January, Embrace Relief was featured on SweatCoin’s crowdfunding platform to raise money for health check-ups in Mali, Africa. Our volunteer doctors drove the Mobile Health Clinic to remote places in Mali and performed 560 check-ups!

Blindness

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.

Childhood

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

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
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