Contact Address Details:
Sheikh Zayed Regional Eye Care Centre
Banjul area, Kanifing Layout
PO Box 650, Banjul
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: +220 4378608
9901716 / 9999999
The Zayed Regional Eye Care Centre (SZRECC) in the Kanifing
are of Gambia is a charity clinic which serves as a centre
of excellence and training for eye care in the West African
sub-region. It provides training programmes for several levels
of eye care personnel, including a Diploma in Ophthalmology
and an Advanced Diploma in ophthalmology (community or surgical
The centre provides district support to enable graduating
students to develop eye care services in their own countries.
Up till mid-March, 2005 the centre has screened and treated
4,950 patients, conducted 1,688 eye operations and performed
1,191 cataract operations. It has trained five cataract surgeons,
six ophthalmic paramedics, 13 community ophthalmic nurses
and 1,200 primary eye care workers.
One of the pieces of equipment they use is the Topcon eye
camera which takes different types of eye photography such
as colour retinal photography, stereo images and Fluorescein
angiogram among others.
The eye clinic is funded by the Abu Dhabi based Zayed
Bin Sultan Al Nahayan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation
(ZCHF) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).