GX project team, together with the Guangxi medical team and representatives of Ministry of Health and National Ophthalmology Centre visited the Luang Prabang Provincial Health Department and Luang Prabang Provincial Hospital. The visit served to better understand the field context, as GX hopes to set up a Cataract project site in the region.
The Eye Unit of Luang Prabang Provincial Hospital comprised 8 staff in total, including 3 eye experts. The unit receives around 100 cases per week, of which 70% are cataract, with the majority of patients from the city of Luang Prabang. Patients from rural areas tend to face difficulties in making their way to the hospital.
We hope to continue our engagement with Luang Prabang, and sincerely thank the local team for the warm welcome and thank you Guangxi medical team for their participation!