Welcome to the website of GEES
Gondar (Ethiopia) Eye Surgery
|GEES is a small focused charity promoting eye services in Northern Ethiopia through support for the Eye Department at Gondar University in the centre of Amhara Region. The improving department and associated teaching will act as a template for improved eye care for rural Ethiopia and provide places for students from other parts of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa.
The Charity was founded in 2003 by Dr Sandy Holt-Wilson who had worked for 5 months in Gondar. There are no paid staff and minimal overheads.
GEES has three trustees, one of whom has experience in Health Service Management and one is a qualified accountant.
Ethiopia has a population of over 80 million with 1.6% blindness.
GEES looks to support and expand developments in eye care in Northern Ethiopia (see Vision for the Future).
For more information about GEES and the work they do in Ethiopia please contact:
Dr Sandy Holt-Wilson
Cefn Maen Farm