Each year, for the past several years, a team of Belgian ophthalomologists volunteer to come to Basankusu, DR Congo, a small town situated in the heart of the Congolese rainforest. Healthcare in this remote part of the central forest basin is woefully inadequate – ophthalmological interventions totally unavailable. So it is no wonder that people travel hundreds, sometimes thousands of kilometers in the hope of finding suitable treatment for their eye problems. During a period of twee weeks this year, from January 19th onwards, the team was able to help thousands of patients. One person seeking treatment reportedly came all the way from Angola!
Mill Hill Associate Francis Hannaway made this video of an earlier visit to the team.