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The Eye Camp at Wonji Clinic in Ethiopia by Sister Ruth Chetambe
Joseph, aged ten, who had been blind since he was born, can see again
“In Wonji we have always had patients with eye problems and when we noticed many people with Cataracts and other eye problems we decided to organize an eye camp twice a year. On 19th – 25th February this year over 1000 people attended the eye camp. They came from as far as Assela, Meki and Boset.
By Sister Ruth Chetambe
The screening of patients and the eye-surgery went on simultaneously. A total of 1080 patients were screened and 118 were operated upon.The post-op patients were observed for 24 hours before being discharged. You can imagine their joy when they found that they could see again.
Eye problems are common in Ethiopia because of lack of knowledge of the importance of seeking medical help in time; some are congenital. Dusty and desert conditions aggravate the problems.”
Sister Ruth Chetambe is a Kenyan Holy Rosary Sister on mission in Ethiopia. She is currently matron of Wonji Clinic.
Sister Ruth Chetambe is a Missionary Sister of the Holy Rosary from Kenya. She is currently the Matron of the Clinic in Wonji, Ethiopia