Improving The Lives Of People With Visual Impairments
ADDIS Foundation for Community Health educates blind children and adults and works to prevent preventable blindness in Ethiopia. We use a comprehensive approach that includes medical management, emphasizes healthcare workforce capacity building, community health and education, and focusing on resourcing those who are affected by visual impairments.
ADDIS Foundation for Community Health envisions a world where every patient who needs eye care can receive immediate medical treatment with no waiting.
Healthcare Workforce Capacity Building
Training healthcare professionals ensures sustainable solutions to vision impairments. Healthcare professionals, including nurses, have the opportunity to advocate for resources to get to individuals and communities in need. Promotion of good personal hygiene, proper hand washing practice, environmental sanitation, and balanced nutrition, prevents preventable vision loss.
Empowering Blind Children and Adults
Education is a powerful tool to empower our children and adults who are suffering from blindness! Providing them instructional tools (such as white canes and braille materials) and basic necessities (such as food and clothing) helps them attain skills and training they need to be productive members of society.