News Release

LDS Charities Helps Samoa See a Better Future

The Samoa Observer reported that LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, donated an Ocular Coherence Tomography (O.C.T.) machine to the Eye Clinic Unit at Moto’otua Hospital in Apia, Samoa.


Noting that it had only been a few months since LDS Charities last donated equipment (slit lamps, applanation tonometer, an automated visual field analyser and two portable retinal fundus cameras) to the eye clinic, Dr. Douglas Mehr, a part-time service missionary for the Church, observed “for some reason the heavens smiled on us and here we are two months later.”

The total value of the two donations is reported to be T$386,503.

Read the story by Nefertiti Matatia and watch a short video where Dr. Mehr explains the purpose of the O.C.T. machine.

Mormons believe in helping others.

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