Haiti : Program for the Prevention and Fight Against Blindness in the intervention area of FODES-5

Haiti, vision, blindness, cause, IRIS Mundial

Started : September 2010
Length : 36 months

Summary : For several years, IRIS Mundial has been working with the Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FODES-5) to implement the Program for the Prevention and Fight Against Blindness. This program is fully financed by IRIS Mundial.

Main objective: To help reduce the major causes of blindness in the area of FODES-5 and to improve the vision in targeted groups: 10,000 inhabitants (including 5000 students).

Results:

  • 5960 visual screenings in schools
  • 3636 visual screenings for adults during mobile clinics
  • 785 ophthalmologic consultations
  • 75 cataract surgeries

Lead Partner :Fondation pour le développement économique et social (FODES-5)

 

 

Haiti : Consolidation of the Program for the Prevention and Fight Against Blindness in the intervention area of FODES-5

Started: October 2013pro_img2
Length: 12 months

Main objective: To provide the FODES-5 population quality eye care. To strengthen the achievements and try to ensure the survival and the autonomy of the program in collaboration with the local partner. For this year, program beneficiaries are 4,000 people, including 3,000 school children.

Results:

  • 2840 visual screenings in schools (including 201 teachers)
  • 1000 visual screenings for adults during mobile clinics
  • 188 ophthalmologic consultations
  • 9 eye surgeries

Lead Partner :Fondation pour le développement économique et social (FODES-5)

 

Haiti : Consolidation II of the Program for the Prevention and Fight Against Blindness in the intervention area of FODES-5

Started: October 2014
Length: 12 months

Main objective: The Program for the Prevention and Fight against Blindness in Labrousse is a success. Its fulfillment has helped more than 14,000 patients, among the most impoverished people in Haiti, to receive proper eye care. The program is relevant and the local team is doing a remarkable job. Following these results, IRIS Mundial has decided to support the program for an additional year. In order to ensure the sustainability of the program, the PPFB’s activities will be integrated to the regular services provided by the Health Center Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes-de-Labrousse from now on.

Results:

  • 2571 visual screenings in schools
  • 1197 visual screenings for adults during mobile clinics
  • 351 ophthalmologic consultations
  • 22 eye surgeries

Lead Partner :Fondation pour le développement économique et social (FODES-5)

 

Haiti : Consolidation III of the Program for the Prevention and Fight Against Blindness in the intervention area of FODES-5

Started: October 2015
Length: 24 months

Lead Partner :Fondation pour le développement économique et social (FODES-5)

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Haiti:  Program for the Prevention and Fight against Blindness in Limbe 

Started: September 2013
Length: 24 monthsIMG_1358

Main objective: To provide access to comprehensive eye care to more than 10,000 adults and children: visual screening,ophthalmology consultations and around 100 eye surgeries for those in need.  

Results in October 2014:

  • 4413 visual screenings in schools
  • 2168 visual screenings for adults during mobile clinics
  • 692 ophthalmologic consultations
  • 28 eye surgeries

Lead Partner : Le Centre d’éducation et de développement intégré, Village de l’Espoir (CEDI-VE), Limbe

 

Haiti:  Consolidation of the Program for the Prevention and Fight against Blindness in Limbe 

Started: September 2015
Length: 24 months
Major funds donors: Le Ministère des Relations internationales du Québec

Lead Partners : l’Aide internationale à l’Enfance (L’AMIE), Le Centre d’éducation et de développement intégré, Village de l’Espoir (CEDI-VE), Limbe

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