OPC and the Lions Clubs of Cameroon sign an agreement

The Executive Director of OPC, Karim Bengraine (left), with the President of the Lions Clubs Foundation of Cameroon, Chloé Balanos (right)

On 24 September 2015, the Executive Director of OPC and the President of the Lions Clubs Foundation of Cameroon signed an agreement aimed at involving the Cameroonian civil society in the monitoring and control of a comprehensive eye care project in two regions of the country, Centre and Littoral.

Through this project, 9 healthcare units will be upgraded and equipped with consultation materials. Additionally, each of the two regions will have an operating theatre installed and receive a portable operating microscope that will be made available in order to allow outreach campaigns for cataract surgeries. By the end of Year 1 of the project, more than 7,200 cataracts will have been operated on.