The Fondation Théa
The Fondation Théa aims to promote or assist, in France and abroad, humanitarian or general interest initiatives to aid the fight against blindness and improve eye health.
The Fondation Théa support the online-training program designed by the “Collège des Ophtalmologistes Universitaires de France” (COUF) and enables young African ophthalmologists, including OITA students to access this program.
Today 1,4000 students across twenty African countries are able to perfect their ophthalmological skills thanks to this remote-learning course which complements the official program of the “Organisation Ouest-Africaine de la Santé” (OAS).
It is a huge public health challenge that must be met in order to allow these populations to survive and develop economically. 140 years ago, Paul Chibret showed us the way. Today it is our duty and our joy to be able to pursue his fight.
The achievement of Théa’s benefaction
Since its creation in 1994, Laboratoires Théa has always promoted eye health : research fellowships in glaucoma, continuing medical training in partnership with the French Society of Ophthalmology (SFO) or the University of Auvergne Foundation, various donations including products for humanitarian missions etc. However, the action that best symbolises Théa’s commitment to philanthropy is its involvement in the fight against trachoma, something that runs in the family!