Nduhungirehe supports Miss Rwanda 2017 cataract surgery initiative

By IGIHE
On 12 February 2020 at 11:54

On February 10th, 2020, Miss Rwanda 2017, Elsa Iradukunda initiated a program aiming at providing surgical care for cataract patients in Bugesera District. At least 300 cataract patients will benefit from the initiative.

February 11th, 2020 was the second day of the program and contestants of Miss Rwanda 2020 as well as the state minister in the Ministry of foreign affairs, Olivier Nduhungirehe assisted along Iradukunda to cataract surgery at Nyamata District Hospital.

Cataract surgery is a procedure that requires removing the lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens. A cataract leads the lens of the eye to become cloudy and therefore affects vision.

Nduhungirehe encouraged Iradukunda to continue bringing up ideas to improve the livelihoods of Rwandans and spread the initiative so that the youth could learn from her.

In an interview with IGIHE, Iradukunda Elsa said that after Rubavu, Huye and Nyamagabe where she financed cataract surgery for 1200 patients, Bugesera was also among the districts which recorded a high number of cataract patients.

“I have the support of the government of Rwanda and most especially Kabgayi Hospital which agreed to move its entire surgical ward and personnel to cater for cataract patients in the four districts we have reached so far.”

Cataract surgery will continue throughout the week in Huye district.

Elsa Iradukunda initiated a program aiming at providing surgical care for cataract patients in Bugesera District.
Olivier Nduhungirehe assisted along Iradukunda to cataract surgery at Nyamata District Hospital.
Cataract surgery is a procedure that requires removing the lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens.
Nduhungirehe encouraged Iradukunda to continue bringing up ideas to improve the livelihoods of Rwandans and spread the initiative so that the youth could learn from her.

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