[QODLink]
The Cure

Flying Eye Hospital - Part 2

How local doctors are being trained through live broadcasts of surgeries carried out in the plane's operating theatre.

Last Modified: 11 Jun 2013 10:16
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

In Zambia, more than 30,000 children are visually impaired. According to the charity Orbis, the country is home to 10 percent of Africa’s visually impaired children.

Nine-year-old Lucy Mwika, like her two sisters, has cataracts in both eyes and the impairment means she is falling behind at school.

In this segment of The Cure, Dr Joff Lacey follows Lucy as she undergoes life-changing treatment at Zambia’s only paediatric eye clinic, with the help of surgeons from the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital - an aeroplane converted into an operating theatre.

 

 

Watch The Cure on Tuesday 22:30; Wednesday 09:30; Thursday 03:30; Friday 16:30; Saturday 22:30; Sunday 09:30; Monday 03:30; Tuesday 16:30 GMT. 

Join the conversation on Facebook and on Twitter

165

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
Absenteeism among doctors at government hospitals is rife, prompting innovative efforts to ensure they turn up for work.
Marginalised and jobless, desperate young men in Nairobi slums provide fertile ground for al-Shabab.
The Khmer Rouge tribunal is set to hear genocide charges for targeting ethnic Vietnamese and Cham Muslims.
'I'm dying anyway, one piece at a time' said Steve Fobister, who suffers from disabilities caused by mercury poisoning.
The world's newest professional sport comes from an unlikely source: video games.
join our mailing list