In October, 2019, her team hosted high-volume surgical outreach with support of the Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) to restore sight to hundreds of individuals who had lost their vision to cataracts. At the end of five days, the team of five surgeons set a new national record in Ghana of 713 sight-restoring surgeries.
 
Members of the Public were Invited to Hackettstown Rotary Event to Learn about The Himalayan Cataract Project
 
Leading Ophthalmologist at Cape Coast Teaching Hospital in Ghana Will Present on The Ghana National Cataract Outreach Project on November 19, 2019, at the Panther Valley Country Club 
 
 Hackettstown Rotary Club presentation at noon on November 19, 2019, at Panther Valley Country Club,  located at 1 Forest Drive in Allamuchy.
Guests met with Dr. Benedicta Louisa Appiah-Thompson who is one of the leading ophthalmologists at Cape Coast Teaching Hospital in Ghana.  In October 2019, her team hosted high-volume surgical outreach with support from the Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) to restore sight to hundreds of individuals who had lost their vision due to cataracts.  At the end of five days, the team of five surgeons set a new national record in Ghana of 713 sight-restoring surgeries.
“It is an honor to have Dr. Appiah-Thompson speak to the Hackettstown Rotary Club and to our guests,” says Laurie Rapisardi, President of The Hackettstown Club and Executive Director at Rutherfurd Hall.  “Hackettstown Rotary has supported the Himalayan Cataract Project for several years and has donated funds to purchase a school bus to transport blind patients for treatment for this initiative.”
This event included lunch, Dr. Appiah-Thompson’s presentation, and an opportunity to meet members of the Hackettstown Rotary Club. 
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Hackettstown Rotary Club’s members consist of local business professionals who meet on a weekly basis and provide support to local nonprofits and nonprofits throughout the world, such as The Himalayan Cataract Project.
To learn more about The Himalayan Cataract Project, please visit www.cureblindness.org