The first program of GoodVision USA, the American sister organization of the association EinDollarBrille, is starting in Liberia, the fourth poorest country in the world. The need for basic eye care is great here: around 5 million people live in Liberia and are served by fewer than 200 ophthalmologists. There is hardly any access to glasses in rural regions.
vision tests carried out
New specialists for ophthalmic optics in Liberia
GoodVision USA is addressing this supply gap by training ophthalmic staff, the GoodVision Technicians (GVTs).
In February 2022, 11 men and women completed their training and have since joined the Liberian team in Monrovia.
Strong team celebrates successes
By the end of 2022, the GoodVision (Liberia) team will have carried out over 8,000 eye tests nationwide and provided more than 2,000 people with glasses. This is only possible with strong partners such as the L'Occitane Foundation, which supports GoodVision USA with generous donations. The GoodVision Germany team has also provided valuable support from the outset, assisting colleagues in Liberia and the USA in the areas of organizational development, technology, IT, marketing and fundraising.
Our work in Liberia
Matee Yartu Morris
Matee is co-project manager GoodVision (Liberia) for the sister organization of the registered association EinDollarBrille, GoodVision USA. As a trained nurse in ophthalmology, she has a lot of experience that makes her work for our sister organization GoodVision USA so valuable: She works in patient management and organizes eye camps in remote rural areas, among other things. Matee is also responsible for the training and supervision of our ophthalmic staff – a huge responsibility. Her motto is: "Your eyes – your life" and shows how happy we are that Matee enriches our team in Monrovia.
Your eyes – your life! I am very happy to be part of the organization in Monrovia.