Eye Health Heroes – Interview with Dr Sisay

Dr Alemayehu Sisay has a pivotal role within the ORBIS team in the Southern regions of Ethiopia where he works as Programme Manager and Ophthalmologist. Travelling to rural areas and remote health points, his work is tireless and incessant.Such is his passion for the cause that he often stops people in the street if they or their children display symptoms of trachoma. He puts in a relentless effort to tackle trachoma and to make cataract surgical services accessible and affordable to the more poor rural and needy communities.

Dr Sisay was named by ORBIS as its Eye Health Hero at the IAPB 9th General Assembly in Hyderabad, 17-20 September 2012.