SASAAB HELPING TO IMPROVE THE EYESIGHT OF THE SAMBURU
25th of March 2011
SASAAB is situated in the Westgate Community Conservancy of Ngutuk Ongiron Group Ranch (NOGR), in the Northern Frontier District of Kenya, and covers an area of 600Ksq with a population ranging from 3000-4000 people.
The Samburu Tribes people who live there are nomadic pastoralists living in manyattas, which are homesteads comprising a family group and their livestock. The dung plastered houses are usually built in a circle with an open centre, where the livestock are kept at night for protection; the houses are surrounded by a perimeter of thorned branches. A lack of clean drinking water and poor sanitation makes them vulnerable to infectious diseases such as trachoma.
Sasaab works very closely with the Westgate Community health care workers to identify areas of need and plan community health programmes to help provide care to the Samburu people.
Sasaab is working with MEAK (Medical and Educational Aid to Kenya) and the Kenya Lions Association on one such project this November to bring a team of four eye surgeons and support staff to Sasaab Lodge and endeavour to carry out surgeries on 600 patients suffering from Cataracts and Trachoma.
Sassab would greatly appreciate any support for this project. Should you wish to donate to or would like to know further information on this project, please CLICK HERE for more info.
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