St John USA is delighted to announce that in 2016 we raised a record $2.3 million for our St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospitals and outreach programs in the Holy Land. This is due to the continued committed service and generosity of our members, and we thank them all for their support. All funds have now been distributed to Jerusalem and we are confident that this will allow us to reach and treat even more patients in 2017, and to continue to fulfill our mission to serve for the Faith and in the Service of Mankind. (Pictured l-r, are St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group CEO Tom Ogilvie-Graham and St John USA ED Brian Sayers)
A USAID grant which supported St John with an incredible $2 million USD for a four-year project entitled “Improving Eye Care Services For Palestinians”, for our hospitals, has successfully concluded this year. The project supported the operation of one mobile outreach clinic, 1500 phao surgeries and the development of state-of-the-art Health Management Information System. In total, over 33,400 patients were reached and screened or treated by the funding. We would like to take this opportunity to thank USAID for their invaluable support, which has changed the lives of thousands of people in the communities which we serve.
The Order of St John is an order of chivalry and a major international humanitarian charity accredited to the United Nations. The Order provides health care and first responder services in over 40 nations around the world.