The Southampton- Kenya Eye Link is part of the Vision 2020 Global initiative. Some of the projects key objectives are:
The Eastern Coast forms a significant part of Kenya, with a population of 4 million; the main city is Mombasa, a hub port for much of Africa.
The Story so far......
In 2009 the Eastern Kenyan Coastal Caucus was formed between The Light House, The Coast, The Lyons and the Kwale district hospital to support and unify delivery of Ophthalmic care to Eastern Kenya.
In early 2011 the Caucus invited Southampton General Hospital to form a link with them to see if we could help them to improve their services through sharing our expertise and training their dedicated teams
.......First visit November 2011
Led by Mr Richard Newsom, Consultant Ophthalmologist a team of 8 visited the hospitals to establish the need and how we could help achieve the vision2020 goals.
The teams included:
What next..... March 2014
There is much more to do... We have know identified important areas where we next hope to make a difference.
Our next visit in in March 2014, with your help, the following people will make this happen...
How your donation helps.....
We strongly believe this project can make a big difference to the Ophthalmic care of the Kenyan people.The majority of our team are self funded,giving up their leave to make this work. Your money helps the following
This project comes under Southampton Hospital Charity.
Charity Registration Number: 1051543