The Masroor Eye Institute is under construction in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
Burkina Faso is bordered by Mali to the north, Niger to the east, and Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Ghana, Togo, and Benin to the south.
The institute is being constructed by Majlis Ansarullah UK – an auxiliary organization of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for men of age 40 and over.
The name “Ansarullah” is an Arabic expression meaning “helpers of Allah.” It is taken from a verse of the Holy Qur’an, “And when Jesus perceived their disbelief, he said, ‘Who will be my helpers in the cause of Allah?’ The disciples answered, ‘We are the helpers of Allah. We have believed in Allah. And bear thou witness that we are obedient”
Āle`Imrān Chapter 3, Verse 53
All Ahmadi Muslims who are forty years of age or over comprise the general body of ‘Ansarullah.’ Majlis Ansarullah, like the main body of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community – to which it is subordinate – is a non-political, religious and spiritual organization.
Majlis Ansarullah UK has taken active participation in helping the people of Africa to undergo specialist eye operations.
Members of the Majlis have donated funds to carry out over 21,000 operations.
Patients are welcome from anywhere within the region and we will endeavour to provide the best service.
We will be providing free treatment for those patients who may not have the funds required for their eye operations.
The institute will be furnished with the latest technology equipment sourced from various parts of the world.
A Project of Majlis Ansarullah UK
Beloved Huzoor’s guidance to establish an eye institute in Burkina Faso will not only be beneficial for the population of Burkina Faso but also be advantageous for the countries surrounding it – Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
The prevalence of blindness is estimated at 2% of the population or 340.000 people. According to the rapid survey of Avoidable Blindness conducted in 2011, 8% of people over 50 are affected by blindness and 17% live with low vision.
Neglected tropical diseases such as trachoma and river blindness are a major health problem in Burkina Faso.
It’s estimated that 16 million people are at risk of contracting one or more of these debilitating diseases which, if left untreated, can lead to blindness.
The Masroor Eye Institute
Proud to provide the best facilities to the people of Burkina Faso.
The Masroor Eye Institute (Burkina Faso) is a project of Majlis Ansarullah UK. You can contact us here in the UK and we will normally respond within 48 hours at the latest.