STORIES OF HOPEStories of Hope
From General Medicine to Ophthalmology – Anodine Daliko Nishimwe
In the last of our series on doctors from Burundi, who have undergone the HelpMeSee training at Wenzhou Medical University, meet Anodine Daliko Nishimwe.Life in Burundi is difficult for many. Eighty percent of the population lives in poverty. Most exist on subsistence...
The MSICS Pioneer of Burundi – Samuel Kwizera
Samuel Kwizera knew he wanted to make a difference in his home of Burundi. He was a General Practitioner in the military and witnessed how bad eye disease and untreated cataracts were in his country. He wanted to do more, so Dr. Kwizera signed up for a class to learn...
The Ophthalmologist Who Cared – Vianney Ntakirutimana
Doctors go into medicine for various reasons but mostly to help people. That is why Vianney Ntakirutimana from the country of Burundi in East Africa went into General Medicine. After taking his medical exams Vianney went into General Practice. Still, after meeting so...
Setting up an Ophthalmology Unit in Cameroon
Growing up in Cameroon, Dr. Jeanne Mayouego Kouam struggled with vision issues. Her father took her to visit an eye doctor where, in a very dark room, the doctor performed an examination called a retinoscopy. Retinoscopy is a technique used to determine the refractive...
Farmer Paul from Madagascar, Can See Again
I want to train a cataract specialist to restore vision to people just like farmer Paul.Our work training cataract specialists is life-changing. Last year, HelpMeSee Medical Officer, Jean-Marie Andre, launched a training program to teach African ophthalmologists a...
We must give all our money to the blind!
“Grandpa, we've got to give all of our money to help the blind.”This grandfather took six brochures from popular global charities and spread them out on the dining room table. He then gave his granddaughter three separate, $5-dollar bills. The grandfather asked his...
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