Relief for Human Suffering Foundation

Our Impact In Ghana

At a glance [2021]

In 2023, an estimated 2.99 million people in Ghana live in extreme poverty, the majority in rural areas. The count of people living on less than 1.90 U.S. dollars a day in rural regions reached around 2.8 million, while 214,000 extremely poor people were located in urban areas.

With only about 120 ophthalmologists in the entire country, most located in Accra, thousands upon thousands of Ghanaians are unable to access help for easily treatable eye conditions. We are on a mission to change that!

We begin our work in this West African country in 2023 through a pilot partnership with St. Thomas Hospital located in Accra, Ghana. Through this partnership, we hope to usher in a new era of eye care and improve quality of life for thousands of people in the country. Beginning August 2023, the first month of our operation in the country, the team has completed routine eye screening for 886 individuals in 20+ distinct communities across Central, Eastern and the Greater Accra regions. Of the 886 screened, 191 were identified with cataract or pterygium and 53 lives already transformed with vision restoration surgeries. 

Join our team of change makers to help make a difference for the people in Ghana and other developing countries.

Our Impact In Ghana In 2023

Learn more about our impact in Ghana by reading our latest blog post from the great West African country!​