ABOUT ONA NETWORK INC.                                                                                                                 ABOUT ONA NETWORK AUSTRALIA INC.




STATUS
Ona Network is an optometric humanitarian organisation registered in the United Republic of Tanzania, to provide optometry and eye care to the community in Tanzania and Africa as whole. Ona Network has long-standing link with the Tanzania Optometrists Association and works with the Tanzania Ministry of Health and other firms and organisations both within and outside Tanzania to reduce the burden of preventable blindness.

MISSION
Ona Network is dedicated to delivering and supporting the provision of reliable, suitable, cost effective and affordable optometric and eye care services in Tanzania.

VISION
Reliable availability of eye care services to the less privileged section of the community in Tanzania.

PROJECTS
Ona Network runs several vision rehabilitation projects in Tanzania, increasing the accessibility of eye care services to the community. These projects include: community optometry, cataract project and low-cost optometry clinics.
These projects, targeting economically deprived rural communities, contribute to the Vision2020 initiative to eliminate preventable blindness by the year 2020. Ona Network projects also contribute to the pre-existing government efforts to provide eye care services to rural areas.
Tanzania is an agricultural country with a population of 37 million people. The population is growing at a rate of more than 3.5% per year, with 48% of the population being under the age of 15. Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world, with an annual per capita income of $110 (World Development Report, 1995). About 80% of the population resides in the rural areas, where a subsistence economy is practised. An overwhelming majority of the population lives in absolute poverty. Due to this, Ona Network activities are significantly important in helping those with treatable blindness to become productive once again.

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Board of Trustees is comprised of five members, who have control of the objectives of Ona Network.

THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
The executive board of Ona Network is comprised of the Executive Director, Deputy Director Management, Deputy Director Programs, Treasurer and Advisors.

FINANCES
The Ona Network accounts are prepared in accordance with provisions specified in its constitution. All sums of money received and spent are recorded on the books of accounts of Ona Network, similarly all assets and liabilities. All books of accounts of Ona Network are subjected to auditing.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
The Ona Network financial management guide covers all aspects that ensure proper handling and utilization of funds while minimizing expenses.

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