Sight For All trained the first children's eye specialist and established the first children's eye unit in Myanmar, allowing a 12 times increase in children's eye surgeries. So far the $40,000 investment to train Dr Than Tun Aung has impacted over 25,000 children and this number is growing each year. A significant outcome of Sight For All’s sustainable educational programs occurs when the student becomes the teacher. Because of the training provided to Dr Aung as part of Sight For All’s Fellowships in Australia program, Dr Aung has had the knowledge and skills to train Dr Tin Mg That as the second children's eye specialist in Myanmar, a country with a population of over 60 million.
“Because of Sight For All, the children of Myanmar now have a greater opportunity to receive treatment early and we can avoid these children living a life of blindness and poverty.”– Dr Than Htun Aung, June 2014.
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