In 2017, L'OCCITANE Ireland and the L'OCCITANE Foundation supported CBM for its project to improve access to eye care services for rural communities in Zambia. Prior to CBM’s arrival, eye care provision was practically non-existent. In partnership with the Ministry of Health, CBM has today established permanent eye care provision in the province.
The project facilitated St. Francis Hospital to undertake four surgical outreach missions to the most remote areas of the Province during which local communities can access vital eye care. In addition to this, two medical staff received training in ophthalmic surgery.