The project site of the Laos nationwide “Cataract Blindness Elimination Program” of GX Foundation (The Foundation) has moved from Vientiane to 107th People's Army Hospital in Luang Prabang this month. GX Foundation Board member, Dr. Ko Wing Man; Chinese Consul General in Luang Prabang, Zhang Sheping; CEO, Professor Emily Chan Ying-yang; Director of the Health Commission of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Mr. Du Zhen Zong; and representatives from the Ministry of Health of Laos attended the opening ceremony on 17th November in Luang Prabang. As of 17th November, GX and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Shanxi province, Heilongjiang province and Fujian province medical teams have successfully completed over 7000 cases of free cataract surgeries in 5 countries, including Laos, Cambodia, Djibouti, Senegal, and Mauritania, bringing light of hope to countless patients.
Collaborated with the Health Commission of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the project in Laos is the first of GX Foundation globally. The Foundation has been providing free cataract surgical treatment for locals in the capital of Vientiane since September 2022. Four cohorts of medical teams have completed over 2,300 cases of free cataract surgeries in total. In the opening ceremony, GX Board member Dr. Ko Wing Man said that the Laos program is nationwide, therefore, The Foundation moved its site from Vientiane to Luang Prabang after four cohorts in order to provide free cataract surgery for more patients.