Tanzania has a population of around 55 million people, but there are currently only three paediatric ophthalmologists qualified to operate on children with eye conditions like cataracts.

It’s estimated that there are 1.8 million people with visual impairments in Tanzania and 293,000 people who are blind. As you can imagine, the demand for their time is pretty high.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be introducing some of the amazing people we met here, and seeing how one (up to) 60-minute operation can change someone’s life forever…


Dr Paul Nyaluke

Dr Nyaluke has been a qualified ophthalmologist for nine years but three years ago – after witnessing the urgent...

Baraka’s story – A miracle journey

Meet Baraka (pictured), the endearing two-year-old who is adored by all in his village. Baraka loves nothing more than...

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Cataract Surgeons

Visual Impairment



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