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29 August 2017 531 views No Comment

According to World Health Organisation, 20 million out of the 39 million who are blind globally are suffering from cataracts. As you are aware, the reality is that 80% of all conditions of blindness can be cured, but poor social and economic conditions in countries like Nepal are preventing cataract patients from seeking medical treatment.

Take Nepal. People with cataract living in hilly regions like Hetauda can be cured with an eight-minute surgery in the city area. Yet, this possibility is limited by numerous factors, including the lack of proper enabling infrastructure, high medical costs, inadequate government funding, low public awareness and health care.

We would like to invite you to lend a hand to help fulfil this possibility…

Rotary Eclub of 3310, together with Operation Rejoice (OPRJ) and A New Vision, is leading the Gift of Sight 2017 Nepal Medical Outreach. The dates are from 15 to 20 December 2017. We hope to do 1,000 FREE cataract eye surgeries and eye-care education, as well as giving away 10,000 pairs of sunglasses to help villagers lower the risk of cataract due to high UV exposure at high altitude.

How You Can Help

At this stage, we need a further SGD30,000 to cover the full costs of the medical outreach. We also need another 5,000 pairs of sunglasses. You can help in a number of ways – donate new or recycled sunglasses, contribute cash and/or be part of our medical outreach team. In recognition of your company’s contribution, Rotary Eclub of 3310 may include your company's logo in our promotional collaterals for Gift of Sight Nepal 2017.

For further details, you can contact either yours truly (9815 1985) or PE Zwen Chua (9699 8995). Do look out for more updates via this hyperlink: https://www.facebook.com/sightgiving/

Thank you so much. Together, let's take action today to bring a ray of happiness to our beneficiaries in Nepal.

Yours in Rotary service

Richard Ong, President
Rotary Eclub of 3310



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