MEDICAL CARE & EDUCATION IN AFRICA
Striving to eradicate preventable & curable blindness through cataract surgery & vitamin A distribution
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Building sustainable health care through the education & training of physicians & nurses
Supporting the local community with urgent needs, such as food & water
The Zimbabwe Medical Project partners physicians, nurses, & educators from Zimbabwe & the United States in a healthcare campaign with a dual mandate to enable long-term, sustainable expansion in quality healthcare. We are partnering in Zimbabwe to eradicate the preventable diseases that devastate families & to help in the education of tomorrow's healthcare leaders.
Our volunteers began their clinical work in Zimbabwe in 2011 providing screening & treatment for the epidemic of preventable blindness. While providing care for these patients, it became clear that in order to truly achieve a meaningful, long-term, sustainable impact on healthcare, we needed to expand our focus to include other clinical areas of urgent need.
We are proud to be actively involved in partnerships formed between clinicians & educators in Zimbabwe, the United States, & South Africa. These partnerships encompass both clinical & educational initiatives, including: treatment & prevention of blindness, provision of clean water, support of nutritional needs in children, & medical teaching of nurses & physicians.
We believe that such international cooperation between nurses & physicians on the two continents enriches both our societies, while helping to ensure a bright future for healthcare in Zimbabwe.
NEWS & PROJECT UPDATES
Number of Blind
Number of Severely Visually Impaired
Number of Cataract-Induced Blind
Number of Children Blind
Questions, comments, or ideas? Are you interesting in volunteering with or donating supplies to the Zimbabwe Medical Project? Get in touch with us! We would love to hear from you.