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Eye Health Hero: Michael Adusei- Nsowah

Michael Adusei-Nsowah

He is a multiple award winning Optometrist and Innovator, who founded Primary Health Vision Care, as a voluntary ( now Social enterprise), to reach the rural, urban and deprived communities in Ghana, with Professional mobile clinic outreach services ( Eye ) to bridge the gap between the Cities and rural in terms of access to Quality, affordable and socially sustainable care. With the PHG Team, they have been taking care of about 25,000 people, have travelled to all the 16 regions, and visited about 400 Communities. He left his clinical work in the city in 2016, to reach the rural communities who lack these services.He currently creates more project solutions in ensuring Universal eye health especially for the deprived Communities in Ghana and Africa. He has become a national and global hero receiving a number of awards including:

  1. Top 10 MTN Heroes of Change, 2017( out of 2,400), being the youngest recipient.
  2. 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaian, 2018 and winner in Social Enterprise & Philanthropy
  3. Top 6 Health Innovator in Sub Saharan Africa, Innovate for life, Amref Health Africa, 2017
  4. UNDP Youth Innovation for Sustainable Development, National Youth Authority & Youth Connekt, 2019.

He and his team are change agents working currently in creating a digital tele specialist ( Eye, ENT, Mother & Child Health ) to bridge the gap between the Professionals in city, rural and urban Communities.

“As a student Volunteer, and Optometrist, I joined a Team of experts for a rural eye outreach, and found, some people , who were living with some blinding conditions. After the Professional care, it was found out that, they need just a pair of glass, which cost less than 3$ to see. This impacted my life greatly, coupled, with seeing people reporting late to hospital for clinical care, I saw, we needed to reach out to the Communities and send the Professional eye health care to the door step of the people, especially the deprived Communities amd rural dwellers. From that time, I saw, my path was to work towards creating solutions for reaching the trend of people having to travel long distance to receive care in the Cities. For 4 years now, with out team & partners ,we have reach over 25,000 people , referring many for further Clinical care. I hope we reach everyone with quality eye health care, so that no matter ones geographical location in the country, they will have access to Quality Professional eye care. I know with mobile van clinics support and power of technological solutions, we will work towards universal eye care for all Communities.”

– Michael Adusei-Nsowah