Our work is not yet finished at the Bogoni Vision Center in Nepal.
While the new Eye Hospital is well equipped for basic procedures our goal is to add the capability to provide comprehensive subspecialty ophthalmic care. To accomplish this, we have a “wish list” of
Additional Equipment Needs:
Anterior Vitrectomy – $7,900
Auto Refractor -$6,500
A donation of $100 will sponsor three sight-restoring cataract surgeries or twenty pairs of basic eyeglasses.
Please consider a donation to provide the “Gift of Sight” to those who cannot afford care.
Female Healthcare Volunteer Training Program
An article in the British publication Lancet referred to these incredibly dedicated female healthcare providers as “The Florence Nightingales of Nepal.” Florence Nightingale was a hero and considered to be the founder of modern nursing. In 1844 she gave up a life of comfort and privilege, against her parent’s wishes, to pursue nursing. She was so dedicated to nursing that she often cared for patients at night, by lamplight, instead of sleeping. That is how she acquired her nickname, “the Lady with the lamp.” Her pioneering efforts reduced hospital deaths by two-thirds!
In her spirit and honor, Dooley Intermed initiated a series of training programs for female healthcare workers in Nepal empowering these women with new skills and knowledge to enhance the quality of care rendered in remote villages. Our programs each train 20+ carefully selected candidates from remote villages who participate in an intensive 40-hour training program. Upon successful completion, each graduate receives a comprehensive portable medical kit equipped with a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, thermometer, scale, medical references, and basic supplies. Most importantly, they are empowered with new knowledge, skills, and the professional contacts needed when more advanced medical advice and referrals are required.
Traveling on foot along trails to outlying communities they serve as the frontline healthcare workers, helping to eradicate diseases, treating childhood illnesses, and providing vital medical aid to people with nowhere else to turn.
The need for this type of training is enormous. Based on the great success of our previous Dooley Intermed training programs word has spread and we are now receiving multiple requests from volunteer healthcare workers in many other villages seeking similar training.
It costs $5,000 USD to conduct a complete training program including professional instruction, textbooks, reference materials, a medical kit for each graduate, and a modest stipend to cover the cost of food and transportation to enable women from very poor villages to attend.
Please consider sponsoring a class to empower these truly remarkable female healthcare workers, the “Florence Nightingales of Nepal” to help bring ongoing medical care to remote villages in one of the world’s most impoverished countries.
Florence Nightingale – Mother of Nursing