Projects

The Canadian Compass Rose Society supports projects around the Anglican Communion. Click here for a cumulative listing of the funds which have been provided.

 

Bishop Ackon Memorial Christian Eye Centre (BAMCEC)

Bishop Doyle and other members take a tour of the facilities in Ghana

Description

Many challenges face the delivery of quality eye care in Ghana today including limited personnel (about 300 eye care professionals for 25 million Ghanaians); lack of funds for outreach, screening and diagnostic equipment; minimal public eye care education and the continual use of uncertified herbal preparations to treat ocular disease. 

The Bishop Ackon Eye Centre provides professional eye care to a large  area of the Central Region of Ghana with a population of more than 2 1/2 million. This area is served by 3 Ophthalmologists and has the second highest incidence of glaucoma in the world.  

 

Project’s objectives:

What was requested

            3 stage project

  • Complete the expansion of existing building (add second floor and roof)
  • Upgrade of the eye care equipment and  a back up power generator (endemic and worsening power supply situation in the area)
  • To set up and train a community outreach eye care team including a dedicated vehicle

How much was requested

  • US$7,500 for part 3

Outcomes

Money for Part 1 and 2 raised through US members of the Compass Rose Society. The Canadian Compass Rose Society disbursed US$8,634 to the Diocese in April 2017 for Part 3.