Dr Rono has served as an ophthalmologist and zonal eye surgeon for North Rift Region in Kenya since 2006. In that time, patients examined and treated in the area he covers have risen from 7,000 to over 19,500 annually. Dr. Rono currently serves a population of over 1.5 million Kenyans, coordinating outreach programmes to remote areas and managing the renovation of various eye units in the North Rift region. He is an excellent team leader with an enormous dedication to eye care work in this ‘hardship’ area.
Dr Hillary Rono was named by Sightsavers as its Eye Health Hero at the IAPB 9th General Assembly in Hyderabad, 17-20 September 2012.