Record Breaking Outreach Event in Ghana

Successful cataract campaign provides 481 sight-restoring surgeries.

Working with partners from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi and the Tamale Teaching Hospital in Tamale, the Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) completed our largest cataract outreach in Ghana, to-date. A record 481 sight-restoring surgeries were provided during a high-volume cataract outreach event in Bolgatanga, Ghana from November 12-18.

Dr. John Welling, who serves as HCP’s Medical Coordinator for Ghana, oversaw the talented surgical team including Dr. Mercy Dawson, Dr. Akwasi Ahmed, Dr. Abigail Nyarko and Dr. Judith Simon along with HCP Affiliated Ophthalmologists Dr. Sam Farmer and Dr. Scott McClintic. HCP Country Representative Dr. Oscar Debrah and the Head of Ghana Eye Care Services, Dr. James Addy managed all of the planning and logistics, and without whom the event could not have taken place.

Finally, HCP was also lucky to have a great group of volunteers from Alder Security, based in Orem, Utah, who provided support to the surgical teams and captured some of the beautiful photos provided here.