In Burkina Faso, the L'OCCITANE Foundation supports the NGO Light For The World (LFTW) which supports the Ministry of Health in improving the eye health of the population. The collaboration with this NGO is mainly based on a training project for medical personnel in eye health, ,which began in 2018.
The project consists of reinforcing the skills and knowledge of health workers, mainly through basic training in eye health and specialization training. Scholarships are provided under the project to support the specialization of doctors in need. The project will also provide the trained agents with adequate working materials and equipment such as: computer equipment (computers, photocopiers, video projectors, etc.), examination and surgical materials and equipment (visual field, slit lamp, operating table, etc.).
This project will improve the availability and accessibility of specialists in the country and so the quality of care for the population.