International Volunteer Opportunities Details

Details for Accra, Ghana

January 1-31; February 1-28; March 1-30; March 10-April 10; April 18-May 18; May 1-30 (volunteers may participate in more than 1 session)

Ghana

  • There are an estimated 45 million blind people and 135 million visually impaired people worldwide.
  • 80% of blindness is preventable or curable.
  • There are 48 qualified optometrists in Ghana, with 1 optometrist per 396,000 people.
  • There are 43 ophthalmologists in Ghana, with 1 ophthalmologist per 442,000 people.
  • Some regions, such as Tamale, have 1 ophthalmologist per 2 million people.
  • Around 50% of blindness in sub-Saharan Africa is due to cataract.
  • Approximately 7.1% of the world's blind people live in sub-Saharan Africa