Laila Foundation

Cataract surgery for Lae

60 patients have registered for free cataract surgery under this campaign.

“After the release of the RAAB 2017 report, we felt we had to aggressively scale-up our efforts at providing basic eyecare to the entire population of Papua New Guinea,” said Dr Amyna Sultan, one of the core member of the not-for-profit Laila Foundation. 

Eye care ambassadors

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.

Free eye surgery for first 100!

This is to mark the launch of the outreach program to be rolled out in Papua New Guinea.

In hopes to reduce statistics of avoidable blindness in PNG, PIH has partnered with Laila Foundation to offer this service for free.

The team, through Laila Foundation, will be bringing in teams who provide high volume cataract surgery.

This project will be led by PIH ophthalmologist, Dr Amyna Sultan, and Dr Vivek Jairaj, consultant ophthalmologist.

According to Dr Sultan, the rural cataract outreach program should commence before the year ends.

YWAM medics help restore sights for people in Oro

With much appreciation to the YWAM Medical Ships’ ophthalmology (eye surgery) patrol and assistance from New Britain Palm Oil Limited, Pacific International Hospital and the Laila Foundation.