Help Me See 香港助視會

Why should we be concerned about cataract?

Volunteer Translator: Yam Cheung; Volunteer Photographer: Ms Cheung   Cataract is not a serious health issue in Hong Kong, but it is the most common cause of blindness in many developing countries like China and India. HelpMeSee (founded in 2010) is a US-based nonprofit organization which aims to train doctors for performing manual small incision cataract surgery (MSICS). It is a solution to improve the conditions of numerous cataract patients in developing countries. The cost of MSICS is less than phacoemulsification. Nevertheless, they are facing several difficulties. For example, the communication barrier and labor shortage existed in poor and remote

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Seeing Technology

Volunteer Reporter: Rebecca Yim   Living in a developed and prosperous city, we are blessed with the benefits of convenience, entertainment and security making possible by all kinds of smart devices and apps every day.  Have you ever thought about those people living in developing countries demand technology for survival and health for more than we do?!   HelpMeSee is the global campaign to end blindness caused by cataract.  They apply technology to train and establish a sustainable scheme to solve this global eye health crisis.   Cataract is a very common eye disease.  The development of cataract is due

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Doctor BB

Volunteer Translator: Ronald Fung   When we hear “doctor” and “volunteer”, maybe we can think of “Doctors without Borders”, a group of healers use their professional knowledge to provide obligatory medical service around the world where need help. Most people with no medical or health care related training will never think they can become a “volunteer doctor”.   Have you ever thought a baby can be a volunteer doctor? There is a TV program called “Volunteer Movement (義想天開)” with the latest episode “Baby Angel” broadcasted on 23 Dec (RTHK TV31). This story is based on an NGO’s service “Doctor BB” which

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TO FIGHT ALONGSIDE FRIENDS

Volunteer Reporter: Ah Bo; Volunteer Photographer: Vincent; Translated by LEE Yeung-siu   Due to the devastation of typhoon Mangkhut, we realize that the natural disaster not only happens in developing countries but also in international cities.     Habitat for Humanity, making an impact across the Asia-Pacific Region and over 70 countries, is dedicated to raising awareness of the need for decent, affordable housing and harnessing resources to improve living conditions for the affected families. The vision of the Habitat is “A world where everyone has a decent place to live”. In celebration of World Habitat Day on 1st October

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Typhoon Unveils Our Stealth Power

Volunteer Translator: LEUNG Wan Yau, Wanda It took a typhoon to show how united Hong Kong people stand Three weeks after Typhoon Mangkhut swept through the city, we still remember this fearful experience for this tremendous destructive power. It menaced a gale wind signal no. 10 that kept us busy soaking up rainwater and watching out for possible leaks on windows. Those who lived on higher floors had a taste of “shaking building sickness” for the first time.   The next day after the typhoon, we were upbeat as the news had it, volunteers in various areas worked as one and

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Volunteer Sharing – Build & Wish Voluntary Team

Volunteer Translator: Wendy   Yesterday was a memorable day for “Build & Wish Voluntary Team” and “Footprint Voluntary Team”. We have kick-started the first joint volunteer project “Debugging Works - for the needy with the needy by the needy”, a free service for the underprivileged households with serious bug attack for years without any help anywhere. Our first experience on Debugging Works was about helping a 90-year-old elderly suffered from bed bugs for years. The condition was so severe that the home care services like household cleaning and meal delivery were suspended. Special thanks to Joe, the chairman of  “Footprint

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