Achieving sustainability in Bangladesh
It has been over 40 years since Professor Billson went to Chittagong and helped build the Eye Infirmary Hospital and the Training Complex. In his many visits, he trained staff and developed the facility which in turn was able to create outreach programs. In 2003 the facility celebrated one million sight-saving operations.
The same facility now sees 1,000 patients a day and performs 150 Cataract surgeries each day, six days per week. We are working on returning to Bangladesh and determine where further support is needed. The Chittagong Eye Infirmary and Training Complex (CEITC) has provided medical and paramedical staff training for eight base eye hospitals in Bangladesh.