Cataract Surgery and Cancer Screening in the Southern Provinces
Story: In the poorer provinces of southern Vietnam, healthcare for women is a problem due to the lack of income and the remoteness of their homes.
Problem: Many older people suffer degenerative eye failure due to cataract which "strips" them of the ability to work, and more importantly to look after their families. Surgery is inexpensive and an effective treatment for cataracts. Women in the southern provinces do not have regular medical check ups nor screening for cancer breast and cervical cancer.
Solution: The Consular Club funded cataract surgery for 300 women in three provinces of southern Vietnam. This project has enabled these women to return to a more normal life, instead of suffering a life of blindness. The Consular Club also funded medical examinations for 150 women living in the remote southern provinces.