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Beneficiaries hail Operafrica for cataract operation

Jan 22, 2014, 9:59 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Beneficiaries of the annual cataract operation exercise held at the Gunjur Health Centre at the weekend have applauded the UK-based charitable organisation Operafrica for organising cataract operation exercise in the country.

Operafrica cataract operation started back in 2007 and since then many people in Gunjur and its satellite areas have benefited from the operation, whilst the organisation continues to also support agriculture and education.

Musa Jammeh, a beneficiary working at Gunjur Upper Basic School as a care-taker, expressed gratitude to Operafrica for making possible their cataract operation at no cost.

He added that his eyesight was very poor before the operation and would not have been able to continue discharging work effectively without the operation, which has tremendously changed his life and given him an opportunity once more to serve his community and country.

Paul Stafford, a member of Operafrica trustees, hailed the successful completion of another cataract operation by his organization, saying they are always grateful to the team of surgeons and nurses who tirelessly work with them to make the exercise a success, as well as the National Eye Care Programme and Sight Savers International for their ceaseless and invaluable cooperation.

The patients who benefit from the operation are always very appreciative and understand how recovering and life-changing their restored sights have made them to be, Stafford pointed out, saying they have been restored to again play a full part in the life of their communities.

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

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