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World Sight Week in Zambia

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Karen Edwards

Posted: 11 November 2014

Anyone arriving in Lusaka by air or from the east of the country must travel along the Great East Road. Most people raise a smile as they see an enormous chicken standing in front of them in the middle of the roundabout on that road; it’s sponsored by Hybrid, a national company that breeds chickens. The chicken is decorated for specific events…

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Life in Sierra Leone in Ebola - Vision Aid Overseas Sierra Leone Country Director's Perspective

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Alfred Yambasu

Posted: 27 October 2014

Sierra Leone has been affected by the deadly Ebola virus since May 2014. This virus up to this moment has infected over 2,000 people with 926 confirmed deaths (Ministry of Health and Sanitation EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE - SITUATION REPORT (Sit-Rep) – 13 October, 2014).Back in July 2014, the situation became worse and His Excellency the president…

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A word with .... Howard Payne, VAO

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Aneela Rose

Posted: 10 October 2014

Howard Payne joined VAO ten years ago as a volunteer and is now in charge of the charity’s entire spectacle recycling programme.  He has just…

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A word with ... Jeremy Jalie, development director, Vision Aid Overseas

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Aneela Rose

Posted: 10 October 2014

Jeremy Jalie joined VAO from university and has worked with the charity for ten years. He was recently awarded a prestigious Trustee Award for his exceptional…

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A busy spring and summer!

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Michele de Vaal

Posted: 18 July 2014

During the last few weeks there has been a hive of activity in all parts of the country. Four separate assignments took place in May and June and it was…

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Meet Dongo from Lusaka

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Karen Edwards

Posted: 30 June 2014

I first met Dongo some time ago now when I was asked if one of our Professional Volunteers could help with testing her eyesight at our Vision Centre in…

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A new member of the team in Zambia... :-)

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Karen Edwards

Posted: 28 April 2014

Hello there, and please meet the latest member of the Vision Aid Overseas Zambia team.Many of you will have met Misozi one of our two programme assistants…

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Greetings from Zambia!

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Karen Edwards

Posted: 25 April 2014

Hi everyone, herewith an update on recent news from Zambia!Frstly I'd like to say a big thanks to our recent Professional Volunteers who did outreach in…

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Thoughts on 100% Optical

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Nina Ross

Posted: 26 February 2014

Last week saw optical professionals from around the world gather in London for 100% Optical.It was a trade conference unlike those I am used to. Activities…

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For better, or worse?

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Alfred Yambasu

Posted: 13 February 2014

Sierra Leone basically has two main seasons namely the rainy season and the dry season.  Presently the rainy season starts in May and ends in October…

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