eighth team this year
team this year , Dr. Ana Rodrigo and Dr.Jorge Lorenzo left yesterday
on their way to St. Louise. With them is three year old Natalia
Rodrigo who is our youngest voluntary worker as yet ! CONGRATULATIONS
! We are ensuring our future. They are staying in Mekelle until
This is the last team this year, which has proved to be a very
busy one , plenty of work and successes such as the setting
up the operating theatre at Adigrats Hospital. All of
this would not be possible without the work and effort put in
by the teams.
THANKS A LOT TO EVERYONE
EQUIPO DE 2013.
seventh team this year has left today, on their way to Saint Louise
: Dr. Eulalia Rusiñol, Dra. Maria Teresa Teixidor, Dr.
Elena Rusiñol and Nurse Anna Vergès will be staying
in Mekelle until 24th November.
When they commence their work on Monday 11th the activity at the
Clinic will have been constant for over one month with a very
great number of surgeries having been performed.
steps to accomplish our dream of setting up an ophthalmological
operating theatre in the hospital in Adigrat have been taken
.On 30th May last we shipped by air cargo the ophthalmological
equipment which Proyecto Visión is donating to the Tigray
Health Bureau for Adigrat Hospital . This is the first phase
which will be completed when Manuel Ciurana, a technician specialized
in medical equipment goes over to Adigrat to set up and start
up this equipment .
The second phase of the project aims at help training the hospìtals
Cataract Surgeon hospital. When our teams are in Mekelle the
doctors will carry out this training to ensure that cataract
surgery can be carried out successfully. Proyecto Visión
will also provide the material which is necessary for these
This is an ambitious programme which we hope will be operational
by the end of 2013 and which will no doubt help towards lessening
the scarcity of ophthalmological resources in a depressed and
very needy area of Tigray.NUEVO PROYECTO EN ADIGRAT
A new member
of our team : Mr. Manel Ciurana Belchi, medical equipment technician.
Ciurana Belchi joined our team in January this year, he is a technician
specialized in ophthalmological medical equipment. We really needed
to have amongst us a specialist who could travel to Mekelle in
order to solve maintenance problems at St.Louise Eye Clinic. THANK
For the first time, he has travelled with Dr.Julio de la Cámara’s
group .He will stay for one week doing maintenance work on the
Another team in St.Louise
The second team travelling this year to Mekelle has already left.
Doctors Jordi Loscos, Josetxu Garcia, Vito Mariella and Tomás
Martí will be working at the Clinic until early June, in
different shifts. We wish them a happy stay and that they
may carry out all the many tasks, both medical and managerial
which they have been entrusted with.
Course on Tropical Ophthalmology in Developing Countries.
The Societat Catalana d’ Oftalmologia - Catalan Society
of Ophthalmology – with the collaboration of Proyecto
Visión is presently organizing this year’s course
which will be held on 19th April 2013.more.....
If anyone was thinking that we are not busy just because we have
not published any updates for quite some time, then would be THEY
WOULD BE MOST DEFINITELY WRONG !
A team has left to Mekelle on 5th October, this is the first of
four teams we are planning to send out until the end of this year.
It is led by Dr. Ignacio Vinuesa ,unfortunately he has had to leave
without the other team members , Dr.Julian Garcia Sanchez , Dra.
Maria José Vinuesa and Dr. Enrique Santos Bueso who have
been unable to travel as planned due to health reasons, and nurse
Maria Jesús Andrés who was also unable to travel,
for family reasons.
At the end of this month of October, some of the members of the
second team going to St.Louise , Dr.Carlos Moser and Manel Ciurana,
will be setting up the new ophthalmological operating theatre at
Adigrat Hospital and also providing further training for the hospitals
Cataract Surgeon. So you see, WE ARE WORKING AT FULL STEAM and we
are looking forward to the next few months which will be full of
challenges which we are sure we will able to meet.
VISION has set up an OPHTHALOMOLOGICAL OPERATING THEATRE in ADIGRAT
Dr.Carlos Moser, Dr. Toni Salvador, Dra. Monica Lecumberri and
technician Mr. Manuel Ciurana have today returned to Barcelona
having successfully set up the operating theatre in Adigrat Hospital.
Thanks to this marvellous team and most especially to Dr. Moser
and Mr.Ciurana , Proyecto Visión has provided eye care
to one of the poorest areas in Tigray.
As well as performing the planned surgeries at St.Louise Eye Clinic
, Dr.Toni Salvador has also carried out fifteen surgeries in the
new ophthalmologic operating theatre in Adigrat.
44 CONGRÈS SOCIETAT CATALANA D'OFTALMOLOGIA
Proyecto Visión en el 44 Congès de la Societat Catalana
Queremos agradecer a la Societat Catalana d'Otalmologia la gentileza
que ha tenido con nosotros al cedernos un espacio en la exposición
y así poder compartir con los profesionales de la oftalmología
nuestro trabajo en Etiopia.
Nos sentimos acogidos y queridos. Recibimos donaciones de material
i donativos para financiar nuestro proyecto y pudimos establecer
2013 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Our AGM will
be taking place on 19th April at 7:30 p.m. at the Sagrat Cor School,
c/ Diputació 326 Barcelona.
Order of the
results, balance of the 2012 financial year and budget for 2013.
. 2012 Report
of Board members
wishing to take part in the new Board must send their request
to our head office
(c/Camp 18-08021 Barcelona)
of the new projects which we are preparing jointly with the Regional
Health Bureau of Tigray
be provided after the meeting.
We hope to
see you all on the 19th April and would ask you to please bring
along others who might lso become members of our association.
Our projects are expanding and we much appreciate and need your
Ya tenemos de nuevo al Dr.Vito Mariella en Etiopia.
Durante este mes de Mayo estará quince dias en la clìnica
de St. Louise. Con el, ya son cuatro los equipos que este año
se han desplazado a Mekelle para poder dar continuidad a nuestro
Louise Eye Clinic
Louise Eye Clinic has been hosting two overlapping teams in
March. Dr.Cámara spent the whole of the month in the
clinic. Dra. Amparo Berral and Dra.Carmen Linares stayed during
the first fortnight and carried out their work with great efficiency
. After them, Dra. Maria Jesús Aparicio and Dra. Cristina
Pérez also proved their great professional ability.
290 surgeries were performed, including several squints and
glaucomas and the doctors visited some 700 patients.
These teams have also dealt with many different administration
aspects, financial, our relationship with the government, new
Another team will soon be on its way.more.....
Once again, one of our members upon his 60th birthday has requested
that all gifts should in fact be donations to Proyecto Visión.
the second fortnight in May Dr.Vito Mariella worked at the centre
in Embidolo and also at St.Louise Eye Clinic in Mekelle
Charity Bazaar in Sevilla
This bazaar is taking place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th
May at the following address :
C/ Lima 22, Sevilla.
We need your help :
- To bring along all those things you no
longer want but that someone else may love to buy and
- To come and shop yourself ,enjoying our
party at the same time.
So, do please come along with all those lovely things you
no longer want and which will help the poor in Ethiopia who need
us so badly.
PROYECTO VISION’S CONCERT IN CORDOBA
Our Cordoba team has organized a CONCERT taking place on 6th April
at the Gran Teatro de Cordoba. Soprano AUXILIADORA TOLEDANO, baritone
CESAR SAN MARTIN and pianist RICARDO ESTRADA have most generously
offered to support our cause.