Country of Operation
- National Cataract CoalitionNot-for-profit
- Kwa-Zulu Natal Cataract CoalitionNot-for-profit
- International Center for Eyecare EducationNot-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
SummaryThrough this program, the National Cataract Coalition, along with affiliates in several provinces of South Africa, provides training for public sector surgeons and incentives for public hospitals to increase the number of cataract removal procedures performed.
Key program components
Surgeons are trained in a safe, fast, modern cataract removal technique that improves their efficiency, allowing for more procedures to be safely completed. Targets are set for the number of operations to be performed and clinics receive performance payments based on the number of successful operations. The Coalition has also provided a mobile cataract system with purpose-specific microscope and other specialized equipment that allows doctors to serve patients in rural areas.