Al Basar International Foundation

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Al Basar International Foundation
Founded1989; 33 years ago (1989)
FocusCataract
Location
OriginsSaudi Arabia
Area served
Asia and Africa
ProductOphthalmology
MethodFree Eye Camps, Eye Hospitals and Eye Institutes
Key people
Adel Al Rushood
Websiteal-basar.com/en/

Al-Basar International Foundation مؤسسة البصر الخيرية العالمية (executive office in Saudi Arabia) is a non-profit international NGO. It was established in 1989[1] to work in the field of prevention and eradication/controlling of blindness & blinding diseases.[2]

It works together with King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center in Yemen, Bangladesh, Sudan, Nigeria and Pakistan to fight blindness and eye disease.[3] and performed surgeries in Sudan[4]

In a 2019 campaign funded by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre in collaboration with Al Basar International Foundation, medical volunteers from Saudi Arabia met 8000 eye patients and performed 800 eye surgeries to remove cataract and glaucoma in Ibadan, Nigeria, as well as in Lafia in Nasarawa State, Nigeria.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. "Basar International Foundation". arab.org. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  2. Rushood, Adel A. (2011-04-01). "Outcomes of cataract surgeries over 16 years in camps held by Al Basar International Foundation in 38 underdeveloped countries". Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology. 18 (2): 129–135. doi:10.4103/0974-9233.80701. ISSN 0974-9233. PMC 3119281. PMID 21731323.
  3. "Over 3k Sudanese benefit from KSrelief eye drive". Arab News. 2021-06-05. Retrieved 2021-10-11.
  4. Sudan News Agency (26 April 2018). "Sudan: Al-Basar International Foundation, Turkey's RCs Launch Cataract Operations". Khartoum.
  5. "500 Nigerians benefit from Saudi Arabia surgeries". Punch Newspapers. 2019-10-07. Retrieved 2021-10-11.
  6. "Saudi treats 8,000 eye patients, conducts 694 surgeries in Nigeria". Vanguard News. 2019-10-12. Retrieved 2021-10-11.

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