26 November 2018
MASAWARA OUTREACH REPORT
The Masawara outreach was held at Guta Clinic in Mutasa District, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe from the 23rd to the 24th of November 2018. It was coordinated by the Mutasa family targeting the surrounding community. Abalon Trust volunteered to facilitate the eye care service delivery at this outreach.
Aim of Outreach
To provide the under privileged rural and medically underserviced community with health care.
The role played by Abalon Trust
Facilitated the availability of the eye care team which comprised one Optometrist, one dispensing Optician, one administration assistant and the driver. Procured reading glasses and topical medications for distribution as needed.
The team departed Harare at 5am on the 24th of November 2018 on the 270km roundtrip to Mutasa. Due to calendar and logistic challenges the team was only able to actively participate in the one day of the two day outreach. Mutasa RDC is one of the seven local authorities in the Manicaland province of Zimbabwe divided into 31 wards with a population of 169 756 i.e. 79, 825 males and 89, 931 females, as of the last census held in 2012.