• 16 million inhabitants
  • Land area: 752.61 km²
  • 64% of the population lives under the poverty line
  • Copper mining is an important source of income
  • There are only 25 ophthalmologists in Zambia

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What does the Eye Care Foundation do?

The Eye Care Foundation has supported the eye department in the Macha Mission Hospital since early 2017. Macha is a village situated in the southern province of Zambia. The province has approximately 2 million inhabitants and there are now two ophthalmologists, including the one in Macha.

Main objectives

  • Supporting the Macha eye clinic
  • Performing cataract surgeries
  • Providing and/or funding ophthalmic training courses and internships
  • Organizing outreach activities in remote areas
  • Performing eye exams and taking eye measurements to provide prescription glasses