Disease Prevention & Treatment
Disease Prevention and Treatment
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Rotarians Eliminating Malaria in Tanzania
Children born with cleft lips and palate are unable to eat, speak or socialise with the peers and are ostracised by the community. Operation SMILE works in 60 countries for assessing and treating cleft lips and cleft palate and other facial deformities in children using medical volunteers.
It is the largest charity Hospital ship delivering free health care to the poorest in Africa. They treat a range of conditions including Eye surgery, Orthopaedic surgery, Burns and other injuries. They also provide training for local doctors and partner with local communities to improve health care.
Guildford Rotary Eye Project
It is an avoidable blindness treatment programme, providing training of eye surgeons, conduct mobile screening camps, and provide facilities and equipment to treat a range of eye conditions including cataracts. The project involves working with local Rotary clubs in the host countries to maintain sustainability and financial viability. The Project Coordinator Rotarian John Miles is seeking volunteers in District 1190 to promote the project.
Sight savers provide comprehensive eye service - support for people with incurable visual impairment through visual rehabilitation and education, training of teachers to support visually impaired children in inclusive education and also in diagnosis and treatment of eye disease and conditions.
Jaipur Limb makes and distributes a specially designed robust and economical artificial limb designed in India. The limbs are distributed usually at limb camps where up to 3,000 people attend and are fitted with a new limb that will last for 3 to 4 years if worn with a shoe. The effect is to allow the wearers to return to work and support themselves and their family instead of being reliant on hand-outs. Unlike a western artificial limb costing well over