By Our Reporter
Socialite and media personality, Anita Fabiola has joined a drive to provide free eye care services to the local masses.
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Through her NGO, Fab Girls Foundation, she partnered with ICare Foundation and North Indian Cultural Association of Uganda to conduct a three-day free eye camp at Luweero Health Center IV aimed at reaching out to the local community in the district and surrounding areas.
Explaining why she decided to support this initiative, Fabiola said that “Because our foundation focuses on empowering, uplifting and creating awareness on the issues faced by the girl child in Uganda, with health as a key issue, we found it befitting to support this humanitarian initiative, channeled towards ensuring that Uganda has a population that doesn’t only hear about its beauty, but can see it and appreciate it in order to serve this mighty nation better.”
The ICare Foundation Managing Director, Isaac Kigozi also noted, “At the ICare foundation, we believe that your vision is our insight, for without your sight our nation would be rid of vital personalities who can contribute to the development of our homeland in whichever way.”
“Most causes of blindness in developing countries are all avoidable. This is why we and our partners are here to ensure that you people in Luwero continue to navigate and understand the world around you.” He added.
According to the Health Centre in Charge Dr. Sarah Ogobi, the common cases at the eye clinic include Refractive error, Cataracts, Glaucoma, and tumors among other eye conditions. The camp which was held under the theme, “Your eyesight is our insight,” concluded on Sunday with 197 people operated on, 1950 screened and more than 800 receiving free eye glasses and medicines.
The free eye camp will next be conducted at different hospitals in Kampala, Gulu and Kabale.