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Dr Miracle: I've restored 35,000 people's sight

Helena Ndume fled apartheid Namibia but returned years later to tackle cataracts

The extraordinary life of the woman some in Namibia call "Dr Miracle". Helena Ndume is an ophthalmologist - or eye doctor - who says she's saved the sight of 35,000 people. But given her early life, it's remarkable she survived to carry out her vital work. When Helena was born, Namibia was subject to South Africa's strict apartheid laws.

Image: Dr Helena Ndume
Credit: Brent Stirton

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