Dr. Jean-Pierre Tchang, Optometrist, and Dr Frantz Large, president of the SHO.

Dr. Jean-Pierre Tchang, Optometrist, and Dr Frantz Large, president of the SHO.

Strengthening of the Haitian Society of Ophthalmology (SHO)

July 2010 to January 2011
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a terrible tragedy. Everyone at IRIS Mundial has been devastated by this disaster and we promptly decided to do our part by organizing a fund raiser to help the reconstruction of ophthalmological services in Haiti. The IRIS Mundial Fund for Aid in Haiti has raised close to $12,000.

IRIS Mundial signed a collaborative agreement with the Haitian Society of Ophthalmology (HSO) to strengthen the organization and logistics to enable them to receive the humanitarian aid that was promised. With our support, the HSO has a better structure, with staff working in well equipped premises. Unfortunately, the aid promised by the international NGO isn’t arriving as quickly as we hoped.

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