Part of the Orbis family

Azeh is an Orbis Health Extension Worker based in Gamo Gofa, Ethiopia. Over the last 11 years she has dedicated her life to fighting blindness by educating her community on the value of eye health and helping people with vision loss to seek treatment.

Azeh is a genuine Hero of Orbis. By working in local communities she gets to make a real and direct impact on people's lives. She tells us that she loves her job and is delighted she can help so many people get the vision they deserve.

I love my job! I’ve been working as a health extension worker for the past 11 years and I love it when I see people getting the treatment they deserve to get. When people come to the health center and get surgery, we save their lives and their eyes.


Orbis Health Extension Worker

Azeh with her team of Orbis trained community extension workers.

Azeh is an important member of the Orbis family along with our network of volunteers, staff, local partners - and of course YOU - our wonderful supporters.

Thanks to supporters like you Azeh has benefited from regular training from our staff and volunteers over those 11 years. She has received training in primary eye care and is now able to identify and refer cases of trachoma, cataract and other eye conditions to her local eye clinic.

By empowering local communities with information and access to quality eye care, we can ensure no one loses their sight to a preventable or treatable condition.

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