In 2020, the L'OCCITANE Foundation and the international headquarters of L'OCCITANE are supporting the Order of Malta and its eye screening project in the uninhabited areas of Ouadougou.
The project aims to ensure ophthalmological screening among the Burkinabé population. Cataract cases detected that can be operated on will benefit from a pair of glasses and a full medical charge of quality at a social price, as well as refractive errors that can be corrected. The action will be concentrated in non-urbanized areas, outlying districts often cut off from water and electricity, where precarious populations live and where the need for an optical health care is present.
In addition, the originality of the project also lies in numerous glasses collected from the general French public (thanks to a large network of volunteers and the generosity of donors), sorted, washed and conditioned by the centers of the Order of Malta France; they will be distributed to help visually impaired Burkinabés.