Community Health Project
Blindness is one of the most severe – yet preventable and treatable – illnesses faced among the lower socio-economic strata of society. Fortunately, there are several cost effective interventions available to treat visual impairment and blindness. The Community Health project of Mumbai Smiles provides eye/health care screening & treatment facilities to the underprivileged communities. The project aims to increase awareness and improve access to eye/health care services.
Mumbai Smiles has successfully carried out 20 camps for eye check up in partnership with Haji Bacchu Ali Eye Hospital, Vision Foundation of India and Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital. A total of 4113 general beneficiaries and 1612 children were screened for refractive errors, cataract and other treatable eye diseases. Of the patients screened, 55 cataract surgeries have been successfully completed and 820 spectacles have been distributed among adults and children.
Mumbai Smiles has also organized various other health camps which include; Dental screening camp for 250 children at St. Rocks School, 567 children were screened for Eye ailments, Dental problems, Skin ailments and ENT ailments at Pragatik High School, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) screening camp for over 100 underprivileged women was organized and cases were sent for further investigation.