CEOSS’ eye programs seeks to provide quality eye care to the poorest and most marginalized Egyptians.The absence of public preventative care programs led CEOSS to implement preventative care education programs, eye care interventions, examinations, and medical treatment. Eye care programs prioritize preventing eye diseases that lead to blindness, as well as identifying and treating conjunctivitis.
- 1,486 patients received eye examinations..
- 121 patients received glasses to treat myopia and hyperopia.
- 10 patients received cataract surgeries.
- 3 patients received minor surgeries.
- 55 patients were treated for conjunctivitis.
- 131 children participated in 4 workshops to learn about eye health and preventative care.
- 11 members of local committees and local boards of directors attended follow up meetings to advocate for the referral system.
- A media campaign was implemented to benefit the members of the Zawyet El Nawaya Community in Beni Suef. Garbage was removed from irrigation ditches and a physician was hired for the community.
- A medical convoy was carried out for 100 sanitation workers as part of World Environment day. Medications and eye glasses were also distributed.
CEOSS’ Health Programs work to provide preventative interventions and therapeutic interventions to Egypt’s poorest and most marginalized citizens. Many programs sim to develop the capacities of local health institutions through providing equipment, resources, and training. These efforts seek to creath a sustainable long-term health care system that benefits all Egyptians.
- 2oo school children received general medical exams, as well as screening for Hepatitis C.
- 1,430 citizens received medical examinations
- 763 of these citizens were treated for identified conditions.
- 305 of these citizens were referred to specialists for treatment.
- 339 citizens attend 6 awareness raising meetings regarding general health, Hepatitis C, breast cancer, and malnutrition.
- 530 children under the age of 5 received medical examinations for childhood malnutrition.
- 91 children were treated for malnutrition.
- 141 new and expecting mothers attended 11 classes about malnutrition.
- 66 children were treated for malnutrition following their mothers’ participation in the course.
- 103 women were taught about family planning and provided with safe contraceptives.
- 126 adolescents completed a 6 course curriculum in Sexual Health Education.