A message from our Chair
As part of our latest Annual Report, Vision for a Nation´s new Chair, Catherine Colloms, shares her message on our progress in Ghana amidst the COVID 19 crisis:
"I take over as Chair of Vision for a Nation at a time when COVID 19 brings uncertainty for all of us, in particular the charitable sector.
The good news is that we enter this period having made good progress in 2019. Our operational platform is now set up in Ghana and we have employed an excellent team of eye health and development experts to take forward our nurse training and school eye health programme in Central and Upper East Regions.
Our team in Ghana is working closely with the Ghana Health Service so that we can continue to deliver our ground-breaking nurse training programme during the COVID crisis.
I would like to thank all our donors for their ongoing support, and in particular, to thank my predecessor John Rhodes for his dedication and service to the organisation over many years."
Just before global lockdowns began earlier this year, Vision for a Nation we were able to train 18 more nurses in Primary Eye Care, data collection and health promotion as part of our Innovative Eye Care for Children programme taking place in the Central Region of Ghana.
“The extensive supervision given to me in checking vision during school eye screening has given me the skill and experience I need to attend to patients who will report to the health centre with eye symptoms”
- Justina Amoah, Agona West District, Ghana