Tajikistan is a landlocked country of 8.7 million with high levels of poverty. An estimated 360,000 Tajiks are visually impaired. 287,000 of these people can be helped to see better and avoid blindness. Please support this effort to provide treatment and preventative eye care to thousands of people in Tajikistan.
After twenty years of private and commercial practice in Boston and Chicago, this year I leave my position as Managing Optometrist at a Chicago-area corporate eye care practice. For ten months I will accompany my husband, Shiraz Hajiani, a Fulbright Scholar from the University of Chicago. While he does his fascinating research on Religion in Central Asia before, during and after the Soviet period, I will work on the eye care needs of the people in Tajikistan. We will be based in Dushanbe for part of the time and Badakhshan for the remainder ...
I am partnering with the Aga Khan Health Services and other organisations in providing comprehensive primary eye care at clinics in Dushanbe and Khorog and plan to organise mobile clinics to the towns and villages across the country. It is daunting to think of all the challenges of this move; however, the opportunity of bringing eye care and to contribute to health education for under-served populations is humbling.
Please support this effort to provide treatment and preventitive eye care in Tajikistan.
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