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Curing blindness in South Sudan

A $25 donation can provide the material cost of one sight-restoring surgery

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Since our work in South Sudan began in 2011, HCP Cureblindness has completed more than 9,800 sight-restoring surgeries together with our partners, and we have hosted 19 surgical outreaches to treat cataracts and trachomatous trichiasis.

HCP surgical outreaches present opportunities to transfer skills to in-country medical staff and increase in-country capacity to treat those in need of eye care.

After years of conflict with only a handful of eye care professionals serving a population of nearly 11 million people, most South Sudanese lack adequate access to eye care.

Most recently, HCP traveled to South Sudan in December 2023 with surgical outreaches in Aweil and Akon. In total, HCP performed 1,828 sight-restoring cataract surgeries.

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Founded in 1995, HCP Cureblindness today provides critical eye care services, training for ophthalmic professionals and enhanced eye care infrastructure where they are needed most. HCP works in over 25 countries in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

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Recent Outreaches in South Sudan

Photos courtesy of Chris Hildreth at Rooster Media.

After years of conflict and with only a small handful of eye care professionals serving a population of nearly 11 million people, most South Sudanese lack adequate access to eye care.

Dr. Lloyd Williams, one of HCP’s Affiliated Ophthalmologists, is dedicated to restoring eyesight even in some of the world’s most dangerous and remote areas.

HCP is working with our partners to reduce avoidable blindness in South Sudan as well as develop partnerships that strengthen the country’s national eye care system.

“My life’s mission, I would say, is to cure all the blindness in Africa,” Dr. Lloyd Williams shared.

HCP's extremely efficient surgical outreaches present opportunities to transfer skills to in-country medical staff and increase in-country capacity to treat those in need of eye care.

Duk County in South Sudan - Documentary Trailer

Curing blindness may someday bring peace.

HCP has a long history in South Sudan. This documentary presented by Marmot stars HCP Co-Founder Dr. Geoff Tabin and features Dr. Lloyd Williams and many HCP affiliated ophthalmologists.


Marmot Presents: DUK COUNTY | Starring Dr. Geoff Tabin, John Dau and Dr. Alan Crandall | Narrated by Jordan Campbell | Featuring Dr. Roger Furlong, Dr. Lloyd Williams, Dr. David Reed, Julie Crandall, Ace Kvale and Michelle Bar-Evan | Directed by Jordan Campbell | Edited by Michael Herbener | In Association with North by Northwest Productions and Marmot Mountain, LLC | Produced by Jordan Campbell and Michael Herbener

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