Ref: BMM/ADMIN/108/1436                                                       


Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania held FREE Eye Camp at Ifakara in Morogoro Region which is about 400 kilometers from Dar es Salaam. The Camp was held from 10th to 14th October 2014 whereby hundreds of people from different nearby villages gather for eye treatment.

3,360 people were screened, 2074 units of medicine were prescribed and 2797 spectacles including 208 sunglasses were given out.

The camp was held at Lipangalala Primary School, Ifakara. The Ophthalmologist Dr. Florance Mwakila diagnosed the cataract patients and surgeries were carried out at Ifaraka Government Hospital. Dr. Njau and his team carried out one hundred and seventy nine (179) cataract surgeries.

Total spectacles including sunglasses prescribed                                     2754
Spectacles of complicated forces are ready to be
dispatched to Ifakara soon                                                                                    43
                                                                                     GRAND TOTAL                 2797

Bilal Muslim Mission Free Eye camp paid for the expenses of 18 patients who were promised for surgeries from the previous Nyandeo Camp, held in Kilombero. This is due to the efforts of Nyandeo Primary School Headmistress, Beini Chilimanga, who continuously liaised with Bilal Muslim Mission Eye Camp team and showing great concern for the patients.
We appreciate the support received from the local authorities and the Ifakara Government Hospital.
Besides the free eye camp, many more activities were carried out, such as:

  • Distribution of free T-shirts to Teachers.
  • Stationeries to students
  • second hand clothes donated by Nemat Rajwani
  • footballs to Lipangalala Primary School
  • Solar lamps (donated by Beta Charitable) to Std VII students
  • mosquito-nets donated by ladies of Mombasa for hospitals in Ifakara Regions
  • Holy Quran and Juzuu were distributed personally by Mama Keki to 10 mosques

Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania wishes express its gratitude to the family of Alhaj Pyarali Shivji of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for sponsoring the Camp and to Beta Charitable Trust of Essex, U.K for sponsoring the surgeries at the Camp and providing solar lamps to the students.
Our thanks go to the doctors, nurses, volunteers and all those who made this Camp a big success.
Our sincere appreciation to Alhaj Nemat Rajwani for donating used clothes for the needy. We are also thankful to all the donors for donating Holy Qur’an and Juzuu, T-Shirts, stationeries, footballs and mosquito nets.
We also wish to put on record the support of Tanzania Road Haulage (1980) Ltd. - TRH and Alhaj Anwerali Dharamsi family for providing the logistics for the Camp.
Special thanks to Mama Keki and Alhaj Anver Merali Alibhai and his entire team for their outstanding and tireless services throughout the event.
May Allah (SWT) grant them all good health, long life and more inspiration to continue with the noble work they are doing, and we pray to Allah (SWT) to reward them amply for their devotion and services to humanity, Ameen.
Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania
P.O. Box 20033, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Tel: +255 22 2120111 – 2122419

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