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Beneficiaries applaud Operafrica for eye operation

Feb 12, 2014, 10:10 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The beneficiaries of the annual Operafrica eye operation have expressed appreciation to the UK based-charitable organization for their contribution towards the health sector.

Operafrica, a UK based-charitable organization, started cataract operation in Gunjur back in 2007 and since then many people in Gunjur and other parts of the county have benefited from the organization’s annual cataract operation.

Musa Jammeh, a caretaker at the Gunjur Upper and Senior Secondary School, who benefited from the operation, expressed gratitude to the UK charity Operafrica for making possible their cataract operation at no cost, saying his eye-sight was so poor before the operation.

“I would not have been able to continue discharging my work effectively without it. It has changed my life and given me an opportunity to serve my community and country much better,” Jammeh pointed out.

Paul Stafford, a member of Operafrica trustees, hailed the successful completion of another cataract operation by his organization, adding that they are always grateful for the support and input they get from the team of surgeons and nurses who work with them.

He said this was made possible with the cooperation from the National Eye Care Programme and SightSavers International.

Stafford stated that the patients who benefited from the operation are always very appreciative and understand how the change has recovered their sight, lives and would again let them play full-time roles in the life of their communities.

A member of the team of surgeons and head of the eye-care unit at the Brikama Health Centre, Lamin Sanyang, lauded Operafrica for complementing the efforts of government.

He also seized the opportunity to call on other charitable organizations to emulate Operafrica.