Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hanga Dispensary Gets Donation for Cataract Surgeries

Hanga Abbey dispensary has been granted donations to take care of patients with cataracts problems. In 2008 eye optometrist Dr. Ed Tuhy from Klamath Falls, Oregon - USA discovered many people with the problem when he visited Hanga for eye glass prescription. Likewise this year 2010 Dr. Greg from Canada found more people with the problem and found out too that the patients can get the surgeries at Songea Regional Hospital for $30. Quite a few people have had the surgery. Our gratitude to parishioners of Sacred Heart catholic parish in Medford and St. Pius x Catholic church in Klamath Falls both in Oregon USA who donated for the cause.

One girl of 10 years old, Jackline Lunji, had a complicated situation was to be treated in Muhimbili National Hospital, about 700 miles from Hanga Abbey. For her it had to cost $400 because of travel and living expenses in Dar es Salaam. Yet her story is a rewarding success story.

In the photo: above Jackine with her parents at Hanga and when waiting for surgery in Dar es Salaam

Below: Jackline gets diagnosis before surgery

Jackline after surgery; Br. Stanislaus treats her with antibiotic ointment.

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