Lapis Lazuli Schools

NOOR Eye Clinic

The current focus is the completion of renovations to a daycase eye clinic, the NOOR (National Organization for Ophthalmic Rehabilitation) Institute in Kabul, Afghanistan, the premises of which was largely destroyed in the civil war in the 1990s.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 September 2010 to 12:00 PM, 1 March 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1120221)

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Situation

War and conflict in Afghanistan have destroyed much of the infrastructure of the country, leaving the general population, particularly the very poor, with limited access to basic health care. This is a humanitarian project to provide quality eye care to people in dire need, who have little or no resources to otherwise afford it. The NOOR eye clinic was largely destroyed in the civil war in the 1990s, renovations have begun, but £60,000 is urgently needed to finish the work.

Solution

The NOOR Eye Clinic in Kabul can serve 400 outpatients, perform 80 operations daily, and also serve as a training centre for eye 11 surgeons at a time. There is a clear focus on providing eye care to all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay. We are working collaboratively with the Afghan government and other organisations to deliver and run the eye clinic and provide eye care to the neglected and oppressed people of Afghanistan.