Since our founding in 2017, Eye Corps has introduced meaningful change to the model of sustainable eye care in sub-Saharan Africa. Through educating, equipping and empowering in-country ophthalmology professionals, we are expanding access to high quality eye care across Tanzania.
Mawenzie Regional Referral Hospital
Eye Corps established presence in 2017
Eye care services delivered to over 6000 community members and counting
This is Eye Corps’ flagship site with Dr. Peter Mlundwa and his team at the helm since 2021. Mawenzie continues to provide the highest number of Eye Corps procedures to date in the region which speaks to teams’ hard work and dedication to the people in Kilimanjaro Region.
Prior to Dr. Peter’s arrival at Mawenzie, the hospital eye department was overseen by Dr. Japhet Boniface. During his time there, he received support and training from Eye Corps to improve his surgical skills, increasing his volume from less than 30 cases per year to over 1000. Dr. Japhet has graduated from the Eye Corps program and is now consulting to help other surgeons improve upon their skills.
Songea Regional Referral Hospital
Eye Corps established presence 2021
Eye care services delivered to over 3000 community members and counting
This site has been up and running since 2021, elevating the standard of care in the region with Dr. Charles Peter and his team serving the community.
We are proud to share that the Ruvuma team have been successful in providing pre-operative biometry and B-Scan ultrasound for their patients following intensive Eye Corp training for six nurses and two optometrists. With Eye Corp's support, several successful outreaches have been run out of this location by our Tanzanian-led outreach team.
Sokoine Regional Referral Hospital
Eye Corps established presence 2020
Eye care services delivered to over 1000 community members and counting
This is our most recently established location, becoming fully operational in the first part of 2022. We completed the process of properly equipping the clinic in Q422. Dr. Mwita Bokango and his team are actively integrating with the community.