Eye Camp in Masarani (November)

Camp Breakdown

Safe Surgical Aid conducted the November free medical camp in Ijara Constituency of Garissa County. The camp was hosted at The Masalani Sub-County Hospital, a level four hospital in Masalani Town. Masalani is a small town, located in South-East of Kenya and is 540km away from Nairobi and 204km from Garissa, the headquarter of the county. The people generally are

poor and lead a pastoralist and nomadic lifestyle. They rely on livestock rearing and small-scale subsistence farming.

In collaboration with Kuwaiti Horizons Charity Society, Relief Organization of East Africa and The Department of Health of the county government of Garissa, Safe Surgical Aid carried out a week long screening be from 24th October to 30th October, 2021. We screened over 450 patients in that period and identified 210 cases that required surgical intervention. The free surgical camp was conducted from 5th November to 8th November 2021 at Masalani Sub-County Hospital.

  • Cataract Camp November 2021

457 patients screened

202 surgeries done

16 patients for referral (most were children for pediatric ophthalmologist review)

122 patients for medication and reassurance

  • Conclusion

The free cataract camp was a success and the community, through its local leaders were extremely grateful. It was the first free camp since the inception of devolved governments in 2013.

The local leaders were represented by Counsel Noor Haji, The Director of Public Prosecution, Abdi Koriyow, a local politician and business man among other leaders. Sheikh Ahmed Noor also graced the camp in Masalani on behalf of Kuwaiti Horizons Charity Society and Relief Organization of East Africa who sponsored the camp.

Camp Highlights