Eye care ambassadors

PNG national cricketers have been engaged to drive the message of curing avoidable blindness throughout the country.

Laila Foundation and the Pacific International Hospital announced their partnership with Hebou PNG Barramundis and the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas today.

Players from the two cricket teams will go through comprehensive eye checks over the next week.

They will be the ambassadors to spread word about avoidable blindness.

Avoidable blindness is blindness that could have easily been avoided.

PNG has alarming statistics in this, with over 40,000 people unnecessarily blind.

5.6 percent adults over the age of 50 are blind. This is the highest in the Pacific region. 

Gloria Bauai