Prof Daniel Etya’ale’s visit in pictures

Working sessions with Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute team.

Personnel du MICEI

Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute Team

Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Public Health and Africa Eye Foundation.

Signature de l'accord cadre

Signing of MOU by Prof Etya’ale, Africa Eye Foundation, and H.E. Mama Fouda, Minister of Health



Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Africa Eye Foundation at the Global Financial Markets Forum

… there are approximately 40 million people who are blind, 80% of which is avoidable and preventable. It becomes an ethical imperative that we all do our best to make sure that doesn’t happen…

Tamer Makary, Vice President of Africa Eye Foundation,  at the Global Financial Markets Forum 2015. 

Posted in Africa Eye Foundation, Eye Care, GFMF, Global Financial Markets Forum, Magrabi Foundation, Philanthropy, Tamer Makary, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Eye Care Leaders from West and Central Africa Visit Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute

Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute was honoured in February 2016 by three delegations of eye care leaders from Central and West Africa.  Construction of the institute is nearing completion and most of the equipment is already on site.

West African College of Surgeons, Ophthalmology Faculty.

Collège Ouest Africain des Chirurgiens, Faculté d’Ophtalmologie.

The first delegation, comprised of ophthalmology faculty and fellows of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS).   Led by Prof Chimdi Chuka-Okosa, Chairman of the Ophthalmology Faculty Board, they took time off their rather busy schedules during the 56th annual conference of WACS holding in Yaounde to visit MICEI on 16th February 2016. The delegation also included renowned leaders such as Professor Folashade Akinsola, Professor Caroline Adeoti and Dr Dupe Ademola-Popoola.



WACS Ophthalmology Faculty at MICEI


The WACS delegation was followed closely by the visit of Dr Stephen Akafo and Dr Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, two renowned vitreoretinal surgeons and senior lecturers from Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana. With 2,000 beds, Korle Bu Teaching hospital is believed to be the third largest hospital in Africa.

Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Ophthalmologists.

Dr Akafo et Dr Amissah-Arthur, ophtalmologues spécialisés en chirurgie vitréorétinienne, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana.


On February 27th 2016, it was the turn of the Cameroon Society of Ophthalmology to visit MICEI.

Cameroon Society of Ophthalmology

Visite de la Société Camerounaise d’Ophtalmologie au  Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute.


Ophtalmoscopes Arclight a MICEI

Ophthalmology Residents try out Arclight Ophthalmoscopes from Fred Hollows Foundation at MICEI.

Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute appreciates the words of advice from our friends and visitors.





Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Discours du MINREX a l’occasion de la signature de l’arrangement d’établissement entre le gouvernement de la République du Cameroun et Africa Eye Foundation (AEF)

La cérémonie de signature de l’arrangement d’établissement entre le gouvernement de la République du Cameroun et Africa Eye Foundation (AEF) s’est tenue le 23 novembre 2015.

AEF été représenté par le Professeur Bruce SPVEY, Secrétaire Général et Membre du Conseil d’Administration d’ Africa Eye Foundation.

Voici l’intégralité du discours du MINREX prononcé à cette occasion par le Ministre des Rélations Extérieures, S.E. Mbella Mbella.



Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Eye care for all – WSD 2015

World Sight Day 2015 will be on 8 October 2015.

Africa Eye Foundation is working with IAPB and many other partners to ensure that this year’s World Sight Day call to action (Eye Care for All) is a reality, not only in Cameroon but in other countries in Central Africa.

Soins des yeux pour tous

Journee Mondiale de la Vue 2015

Uncorrected refractive error, cataract and glaucoma remain the main causes of visual impairment and blindness in Cameroon.

However, the rapid rise in the number of diabetics in Cameroon means that urgent action needs to be taken to also address diabetic retinopathy, which, in developed economies, has long been known to be the main cause of blindness among people of working age.

Posted in Africa Eye Foundation, IAPB, Journee mondiale de la vue 2015, World Sight Day 2015, WSD15 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Africa eye foundation fighting avoidable visual impairment from cataract

Facade principale

Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute – August 2015

Getting closer to the architectural rendering!

Architectural rendering

Architectural rendering

And yes, Africa Eye Foundation is indeed pioneering Central Africa’s first non-profit, sub-specialty eye hospital and training institute in Cameroon. While cataract will remain high on the agenda, retina, glaucoma, paediatric ophthalmology, oculoplastics, cornea and refractive surgery subspecialties will be brought under one roof!

Posted in Africa Eye Foundation, Avoidable Blindness, Cameroun, Cataract, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Embassy Medical Attache pays visit to Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute

A delegation from the Health Unit of the US Embassy in Yaounde visited the construction site of the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute on the 1st July 2015.

Health Unit of US Embassy and AEF Cameroon team.

Health Unit of US Embassy and AEF Cameroon team.

The head of the delegation, Mr James Fulton, Medical attaché, was impressed by the initiative and amount of work already done. Mr Fulton promised to share information on the project and invite MICEI to a forum gathering all actors in the health sector organised by the US Embassy in Yaounde.

Viewing MICEI construction plans.

Viewing MICEI construction plans.

Africa Eye Foundation is working with a coalition of partners to improve access to world class eye care services in subspecialties such as retina and vitreous surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, oculoplastics, neuroophthalmology, cataract, glaucoma, cornea and refractive surgery in Cameroon and the entire Central African Subregion.

Optical shop

Optical shop

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments