I had the opportunity to work with Hope Arising, an amazing nonprofit that focuses on grassroots change through education and empowering the local community members. Part of this outreach is providing optometric and dental services in Dera. While working with my father in the optometry clinic we discovered that many of the people there were infected with Trachoma. Trachoma is a bacterial eye infection that causes blindness and is easily passed from person to person. This is a disease that can be easily treated with a single dose of antibiotic and educating the family of those infected about the hygiene needed to stop the infection spreading to others. At first I thought that I would only be reorganizing the eye clinic to be more efficient and to better handle cases of Trachoma, but my design worked so well that I was able to set up another clinic dedicated to Trachoma screening. With a dedicated team of amazing nurses I was able to identify and treat over 1,000 positive cases of Trachoma in four days. This screening, not including the cases treated by the optometry clinic were valued by the Ethiopian government at $15,789 USD.
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