The Trust has supported the work of Dr. Jono Pons and the eye surgery project in Siteki since we were established as a Trust. Indeed, the needs of the project were the main impetus for setting up the Trust in the first place. (One of our trustees has worked in Siteki with Dr. Pons). We have been able to cover the costs of surgery for numerous patients too poor to afford transforming cataract operations and have also funded the purchase of essential equipment. The project has been based at Good Shepherd Hospital for many years. Dr. Pons retired from this clinic after 25 years service in 2022. He has now established a new organisation offering an impressive range of medical services (including ophthalmology) to the neglected and vulnerable: Medical Mission Eswatini and Grace Vision. The Trust plans to continue to support the work of Dr. Pons, through the new organisation. click the link below to see all that Medical Mission Eswatini and Grace Vision are doing. The link opens in a new page.
The work of Dr. Pons and his team has transformed hundreds of lives every year by dealing with the causes of avoidable blindness. It has been the main eye surgery service within Eswatini. The quality of care provided by Dr. Pons and his team has been exceptional. We will continue to support Dr. Pons's work with Medical Mission Eswatini and Grace Vision, mainly by the purchase of new equipment or the cost of transportation of donated redundant (but still useful) NHS equipment. We are happy to accept donations specifically for the eye surgery project but we are no longer sending funds to Eswatini for patient sponsorship.
Vula Amehlo Trust
Registered Charity Number: 1098877
32 Woodacre Portishead, BRISTOL BS20 7BT UNITED KINGDOM
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