On June 23, 2022, the Provincial Government of Manabí (GPM) and the Dr. Oswaldo Loor Foundation signed an Interinstitutional Cooperation Agreement with the aim of preventing visual impairment through specialized clinical and surgical ophthalmological care for priority groups in the twenty-two cantons of the province of Manabí.
The signing of the agreement took place in the facilities of the Dr. Oswaldo Loor Moreira Foundation, with the presence of Mr. Leonardo Orlando, Provincial Prefect of Manabí; Mr. Silvio Larrea, Director of Social Development of the GPM; Ms. Yael Seni, General Coordinator of Economic and Productive Development of the GPM; and other collaborators of the Prefecture.
During the event, the results of the agreement signed in 2019 were highlighted, which benefited 1,689 people in the different communities of the twenty-two cantons of the province. In addition, Mrs. Gema Ferrín spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries of the previous agreement and with emotional words thanked both the Provincial Government of Manabí and the Dr. Oswaldo Loor Foundation for all the support that she and her little daughter Enma Valeria have received, especially for financing and performing the bilateral FACO catarata surgery to Enma, which currently allows her to enjoy the wonderful sense of vision.
With the agreement signed in this act, which will have a duration of 12 months, the Foundation plans to carry out free basic eye care days in the twenty-two cantons of the province, to locate people with visual problems and then provide those who require it specialized clinical and surgical treatment in the Medical Center of the Foundation.