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Helena Ndume: Namibia's 'miracle doctor'

Updated 11:03 AM ET, Thu September 22, 2011
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Namibian doctor Helena Ndume is helping to restore sight in a country where tens of thousands of people are blind. CNN
Ndume is head of the eye department in Namibia's largest hospital, Windhoek Central. CNN
Cataracts, though curable, is one of the main causes for blindness in the south west African country of Namibia. CNN
Ndume and her team run four eye camps a year to treat those who can't afford simple surgical procedures. CNN
Ndume reckons that she and her team have so far restored the sight of more than 20,000 people. CNN
Ndume, far right, with her mother and sisters in her hometown of Tsumeb, Namibia. Courtesy Helena Ndume