DID YOU KNOW
There are 8200 Cataracts on the waiting list in KwaZulu-Natal,
South Africa alone.
A lack of theatre time for the simplest cataract surgery is a huge frustration for doctors. Even in regional hospitals and clinics medical professionals are hindered by a huge backlog of patients.
 
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The problem is there are so many

CURABLE UNREACHABLE PEOPLE
with no finances, access to doctors, transport & hospitals.
Our aim is to
take ocular surgery to those who need it most.

We believe non-profit organisation Africa20Twenty has a solution.

 

Africa20Twenty was inspired by the ‘Eyes of Zion’ mobile operating room, an initiative spearheaded by Prof Assia Professor at the Faculty of Medicine Tel Aviv University Israel. The mobile operating room is essentially a travelling clinic which performs routine cataract surgeries in rural communities without access to medical services. Its lifechanging work has restored the sight of hundreds/thousands of people - and with the right resources, Africa20Twenty aims to do the same.

 

In February 2019 Africa20Twenty founders  Dr Johann Snyman (Ophthalmology Registrar),

Dr Kaps Moodley (Ophthalmologist and Clinical Head MPEH) and Peet Pieterse joined forces to find sponsors for this mission.

VISION IS
learning

Africa20twenty is taking the surgical theatre to the people of Southern Africa.

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VISION IS
life

To bring vision to all, regardless of socio-economic status.

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VISION IS
essential

Africa20twenty will improve access to cataract surgery

across Africa

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VISION IS
independence

Inspired by the World Health Organisations's Vision2020 mandate to help the visually-impaired where ever possible.

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critical

By taking medical professionals and services to impoverished communities that need them most

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VISION IS
VISION IS
20/20

Multiple Africa20twenty ocular surgery mobile units will offer operating room procedures in the most unreachable areas.

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What is a cataract?
NORMAL LENS
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LENS CLOUDED BY CATARACT
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How does cataract surgery work?
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ABOUT US

We restore sight.

Mission statement: Africa20Twenty will improve access to cataract surgery across Africa by taking medical professionals and services to impoverished communities that need them most; to bring vision to all, regardless of socio-economic status.

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MOBILE

SURGICAL UNIT

to eradicate blindness

 

OUR SOLUTION

TO TAKE TO THEATRE TO THE PEOPLE

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Donate, volunteer or partner with us today.

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DONATE

SECURELY DONATE THROUGH PAYPAL, GIVENGAIN, EFT AND PAYFAST.

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VOLUNTEER

IF YOU ARE A SKILLED PROFESSIONAL WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE. NURSES, SPECIALISTS & TOUR LEADERS.

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PARTNER

IF YOU HAVE A BUSINESS THAT CAN ASSIST IN SUPPORTING US BY DONATING SUPPLIES.

 

OUR PARTNERS

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PROVINCIAL EYE HOSPITAL KZN