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Wamy, Inuwa Foundation Provide Eye Surgery to 2,736 Patients in Jigawa

Based on recent findings, it is estimated that 1.13 million individuals aged 40 years are currently blind in Nigeria.

The northwest region of the country harbors the largest number of adults with blindness in Nigeria (28.6%) being the zone with the largest population.

Some individuals are reaching out to such people in Jigawa state to help them overcome their challenges.

Dutse – More than 2,730 persons have benefitted from free eye services and cataract surgery financed by the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) in collaboration with Mallam Inuwa Foundation (MIF) in Jigawa state. MIF Head of Management, Dr Husseini Yusuf Baban said surgical procedures were conducted on 636 patients; 600 others received glasses while 1,500 got a variety of medications.

Baban explained that the annual week-long outreach, supported by the state government, was necessitated by the need to reduce the burden of blindness in several Jigawa localities.

“The motivation is purely to assist vulnerable communities and persons who lack the wherewithal to perform/undergo necessary eye surgeries. We are doing this solely to seek reward from Almighty God.”

WAMY distributed medicated glasses and medications for various eye ailments to the patients at the Dutse General Hospital at no cost. Head of the Foundation in Nigeria, Dr Isham Muhammad, and Chief Medical Doctor for the exercise, Dr Bihlali Abdallah expressed excitement over the reception in Jigawa and successes of the intervention.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Alhaji Audu Ali Warwade conveyed heartfelt gratitude to the organizers of the yearly medical aid.

He applauded the charity organizations for their support which has helped to cure the cataract and other eye problems that hitherto affected their sight.

The community-based MIF – facilitated by the family of Kashifu Inuwa, Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) – was set up to improve the lives of Jigawa people.

The body founded in 2018 has provided potable water and free eye services to thousands in Dutse, Gumel and Hadejia emirates, in conjunction with Qatar Charity Foundation.

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