Prime Minister H.E. Dr Philemon Yang visits Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute

On Tuesday 27 January 2015, His Excellency Dr. Philemon Yang, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cameroon, visited the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute (MICEI), located in Oback (15km from Nkolbisson), on the Yaounde-Okola highway.

The PM arrives at the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute, Yaounde

The PM arrives at the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute, Yaounde

The Prime Minister was accompanied by some 10 Cabinet Ministers and close collaborators.

Le PM avec quelques partenaires de Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute

The PM meets some of the key partners of the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute.

Dr Akef El-Maghraby, promoter of the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute and board chairman of the Africa Eye Foundation had travelled all the way from Saudi Arabia to receive the Prime Minister and his entourage.

MICEI LAYOUT

Following a guided tour of the hospital, which took 25 minutes, Dr Akef El Maghraby presented the vision and mission of the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute.

Visite de Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute par le Premier Ministre, Chef du Gouvernement

Start of guided tour of the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute, led by Dr Akef El Maghraby

The main objective of the project is to deliver comprehensive, high-quality and affordable subspecialty eye care to all independent of their ability to pay, and to Conduct certified hands on training courses to train and equip the African eye care experts of tomorrow.

Photo de famille

The following subspecialties are envisaged: cataract, glaucoma, retina and vitreous surgery, paediatric ophthalmology, cornea, refractive surgery (vision correction with laser), orbit and oculoplastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology.

The project is estimated to cost more than CFA 8 billion (US$ 16 million), of which more than CFA 3billion have already been raised. Half of the money so far raised has been donated by Dr Akef Maghraby. The rest has been raised by key partners such as CBM, ORBIS, Seeing is Believing, Prof Daniel Etya’ale and ICO. More than CFA one billion has already been invested in Cameroon towards the construction of MICEI, while CFA one billion has equally been spent on biomedical equipment.

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2 Responses to Prime Minister H.E. Dr Philemon Yang visits Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute

  1. B Abel Kelen says:

    This seem to be a great realisation for Cameroon in particular and Africa at large.
    What is the employment situation in the days ahead for the institute and specifically for a Clinical Refractionist?

  2. Yuh S.N says:

    Good progress and God will continue to protect the workers on site. It is a significant advancement for eye care to have such magnificent infrastructure and envisaged host of subspecialties within Cameroon.

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