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Just Help Eye Hospital - Gwainghat Thana

Moving forward with Tameside Rotary and Rotary International

Following up on our meeting with Rotary Interational and Tameside Rotary this summer and their presence at our 9th Anniversary Dinner, we recently gave a presentation at Tameside Rotary Club on the background to our Eye Hospital project in Bangladesh, in anticipation of their visit in January 2017.

Mizanur Rahman was guest speaker of the rotary and gave a brief outline of the history of the project -  from the land purchase in 2012, through building work in 2013 and completion of the ground floor in 2014 when we began providing a twice-a-week GP service and eye camps, right  up to date -  where we are now in the final phase nearing completion of the first floor. We therefore proposed that the Rotary International could help with the procurement of equiment need to complete facilities for a fully functioning eye hospital.

The main speaker - John Miles of Rotary International - spoke of the Rotary's "Global Solution" and said that while Rotary have eye projects in India and several other countries, they did not in Bangladesh and so would be very happy to assist us in our project in obtaining equipment. With this in mind they will be vising the Just Help Eye Hospital in Gwainghat Thana to check out the facility and determine how best they can help in conjunction with the Jalabad Rotary in Sylhet. If all goes well we will have completed by December 2017.

Speaking for Tameside Rotary, Andrew Williams President of Tameside Rotary said that this will be their first trip to Bangladesh and that they will do whatever they can to help make our dream a reality.

"A wonderful project to help support the poor and needy in Bangladesh"
Mizan and John Miles
Mizanur Rahman Mizan and John Miles of Rotary International
Andrew Williams of Tameside Rotary
Andrew Williams of Tameside Rotary
The People of Tameside Rotary
Tameside Rotary

Equipment donated by Haag-Streit UK

equipment provided by Haag Streit UK
Mizanur Rahman Mizan with the equipment provided by Haag Steit UK

We are delighted and extremely grateful for the kind donation of a Parkins Tonometer from Haag-Streit UK (www.haag-streit.com/haag-streit-uk) in early October.

We would like to thank Nicky Carr for her efforts orgaising this donation. This item will be added to others that have been received so far, and hopefully more in the future to complete the equipment required to fully run the eye hospital and eye camps  

Your generous donations will go a long way to helping us achieve our goal of reducing reversible blindness in the are of Sylhet, Bangladesh due to cataracts and general eye care among the most poor and needy people.

Many thanks to Haag-Steit.

Oldham GP Dr. Farah Sheikh raises £940 for Eye Hospital

Oldham GP Dr. Farah Sheikh raises £940 for Eye Hospital
Dr Farah Sheikh, MBChB MRCGP
Dr Farah Sheikh, MBChB MRCGP

Dr Farah Sheikh, MBChB MRCGP. A GP who works in Oldham has raised £940 in July 2016 from her family and friends. She was introduced to Just Help foundation by Mr. Sheik Rahman.

With this money she has bought and donated 25 sphygmomanometers and 25 stethoscopes. Furthermore, the remaining money (£460) has been donated to go towards ophthalmic equipment for Just Help Eye Hospital. We are very honoured and grateful for her kind efforts. Her contributions will help hundreds of poor and vulnerable lives in Bangladesh.

Many many thanks once again Dr. Sheikh.

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