Africa Cataract Project
The Africa Cataract Project (ACP) is a mission of Turkish NGO IHH in Africa to prevent blindness. The project aims at performing 100.000 free cataract surgery operations in ten African countries: Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Chad, Niger, Togo, Benin, Ghana, Mali, and Burkina Faso. Volunteer Turkish surgeons and nurses take part in the project and travel to African countries for surgery. One of the objectives of the program is to offer free eye care for needy people. The Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency and Turkey's and Sudan's Ministries of Health are supporting the project. All surgeries are broadcast live on the project website and the IHH website.
Phaco Training Program
Africa Cataract Project offers a training program for local African surgeons on phaco technology which is not well known in Africa yet.