Health and wellness looks different in every country and on every continent. What some may regard as a right in one country, is inaccessible or scarce in another. Global health represents the environments that affect physical, social and mental well-being for all humans.
Rebecca Okyere, 63, began having problems with her eyes four years ago. “It felt like there were sand particles in my eyes. It really disturbed me and when I visited the hospital, the doctor said I needed surgery, but it was too expensive for me. It was great news when I heard about this outreach program. When the surgery was performed, they covered my eye with the patch so I couldn’t see. The patch has been removed today and I can see better than before. I am so happy that I didn’t go blind so I can continue to sell my porridge and not depend on my relatives to take care of me.” Rebecca was overjoyed when her eye patch was removed after cataract surgery at Cape Coast Teaching Hospital in Ghana. Not only has her eyesight been restored, but also her livelihood and hope for the future.
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