WHO WE ARE

Eye Health Africa CIC was founded by Miss Primrose Magala, a British Senior Ophthalmic Nurse at Londons’ famous Moorfields Eye Hospital. And also, author of ‘The Eye Opener ‘.

Her dream was and still is; advocating for aid and partnership with local and international organisations towards providing affordable ophthalmologic care in Africa. The first outreach Eye Camp was conducted in Uganda in 2017, her and her team were approached by various organisations to have the same intiative in their own countries. This was the birth of Eye Health Africa.

The same team with the same dream, but with a bigger goal.

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Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Ms Primrose Magala

BSc Adult Nursing | PG Cert Ophthalmic Practice | BSc Medical Microbiology | MA HRM

PROFILE

Primrose is a British Nurse Practitioner at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, in London.

With a passion for Africa’s marginalised and vulnerable, Primrose has Ugandan heritage.

Having made a career change from a corporate background, following a life changing experience a few years ago, this inspired her to pursue a career in healthcare and specialise in ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology remains a neglected discipline in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, thanks to emerging global Sustainable Development initiatives, and collaborative partnerships, EHA has been established as one of them, a great platform which will enable positive and sustainable healthcare transformation in Africa.

Eye Health is now a global concern and it is being recognised as an essential healthcare need, for millions, especially children with visual impairment.

Primrose’s vision is to work with other partners via an Africa wide Eye Health Consortium platform, and under the steering leadership of recognised, organisation models like UUKHA, to establish Centres of Excellence and Eye Health Institutes in Africa, so that everyone has access to eye care.

This will also mean that no one will have to leave the Continent to access these essential health services.

It is no longer a matter of, let someone else do it, but rather, let us do something about it together. Let us work together to utilise all available resources to maximum potential.

*Working Together for Healthy Eyes and Healthy Lives! *

Please Partner with us so that we can all work together to develop effective Eye Health systems in Africa.

Working Together for Healthy Eyes and Healthy Lives!

Our Mission

All the countries in Africa to have specialist ophthalmology services

Our Vision

To support eye Health care services in Africa, to reduce the prevalence of preventable blindness and as a result empower individuals and communities

Our Aim

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Director and Head of strategy and development

Mr Morris Kusotera

Exec-MBA| BSc Hons(stats)| HE Dip (Nursing)|RN, Prince2

PROFILE

Morris has over 18-years’ experience of working in the United Kingdom and also in the islands of Alderney and Guernsey both located in the Channel Islands.

Morris worked in healthcare delivery and service improvement within the British National Health Service (NHS), the Public, Palliative, Prison and Private sectors.

Morris is a viable systems strategist that manages projects. In one of his popular illustrations of managing a social healthcare organisation, Morris applied concepts in chaos and complexity sciences, organizational modelling and Stafford Beer’s Viable System Model to create efficient healthcare processes.

Academically and professionally, Morris has an Executive MBA in Health Services Management from the University of Hull, a BSC Honours in Statistics, a Higher National Diploma in General Nursing from the University Brighton, and other certifications including the PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environments Version2).

A previous airline statistician and planner, Morris has certificates in airline planning, airline finance and aircraft economics.

Morris is a previous member of Spectrum CIC’s Council of Shareholders where he shared his knowledge and experience in shaping up Prison Healthcare Processes in the early years of the Spectrum Community Interest Company.

Morris is also accredited as the principal Co-Project Lead in the conceptualisation of the social enterprise that took over closed school premises worth £2-million in Yorkshire, England through a Local Council transfer sale 125-year Lease at a peppercorn price of £1 and turned the assets into a community business centre, and in the process earning the title of “the biggest Community Asset Transfer in Europe”.

In his other company directorships, Morris is consulted in small to medium sized general Projects, including Healthcare and Business Projects in Public, Private, Third Sectors.

Morris is an avid chess player and enjoys travelling.

Director and Corporate Secretary

Ms Peninah Wampamba

BSc (hons) CYP Nursing

PROFILE

She is a holder of a Bachelor of science in Children’s and Young People’s nursing and is a practicing Neonatal Intensive care nurse. Her passion is global health, especially maternal and infant health.

Spending four weeks on a Neonatal intensive care unit in Fort Portal on an exchange programme gave her the initial exposure to global health that she needed. It served to emphasise the importance of collaborative work between the developed countries and developing countries.

She held the title of Miss Uganda UK 2018/19 and is currently a young Nurse Leader representing Uganda globally. This platform has enabled her to participate in raising the profile of nurses both here in the United Kingdom and back in her home country Uganda and also promote health and well-being.

She (or Penni) is a member/one of the Nightingale Challenge, Young Nursing and Midwifery Leaders from around the World. Inspiring professionalism, new ideas, solutions, support, encouragement and motivation during the WHO 2020 International Year of the Nurses & Midwives, especially now with the ongoing COVID challenges.

Working Together for Healthy Eyes and Healthy Lives!

Nursing Clinical Lead

Mr Musa Sayang

BSc (hons) Nursing| MSc Advanced Practice

PROFILE

Musa Sanyang is an Advanced Nurse practitioner, a Practice Educator and Clinical nurse Leader for Moorfields North Directorate. MR Sanyang completed a BSc Nursing degree (Ophthalmology) at City University and a Post Graduate certificate in Ophthalmology. He is currently completing an MSc Advanced Practice at Middlesex university in London.

He won the Chairman’s award for outstanding contribution to Moorfields Eye Hospital in February 2016 for his outstanding leadership and his contribution in advancing nurse led clinics and improving patient experience.

He is  an AMD and Glaucoma Nurse Specialist who conducted over 2000 intravitreal injections and Yag laser capsulotomies. His interests include patient education in Glaucoma Management and AMD and have a special interest in Certification of patient with vision impairment.

He has participated and presented in many international conference including Shanghai international nurses conference 2019 on the role of advanced Nurse in Ophthalmology in the UK

Working Together for Healthy Eyes and Healthy Lives!

Global Clinical Director

Mr Ian Yeung MA FRCOphth

Global Clinical Director Eye Health Africa | Ophthalmologist | Uveitis & Medical Retina Service | Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

PROFILE

On a day-to-day basis, Ian is a Global Clinical Director responsible for teaching, research, clinical trials and NHS duties within the Medical Retina & Uveitis Services at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

His sub-specialty training includes fellowships in ophthalmic pathology, uveitis and retina from supervisors at the National Institutes of Health (NIH, USA), Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (London, England) and Hong Kong University. Ian has worked as an Ophthalmologist in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, USA, Uganda, Zambia and Liberia.

Ian’s graduated from Oxford University, UK in 1999 with an undergraduate degree in Physiological Sciences. Ian graduated from Cambridge University, UK in 2002 with a post-graduate degree in Clinical Medicine. Ian is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth).

Ian’s sub-specialty interests are in uveitis & medical retina.

Medical Retina Consultant Moorfields
EHA Education Lead

Dr Marko Lukic

PROFILE

Dr Marko Lukic was born on 20th of February 1984 in Zagreb, Croatia. He finished Medical Faculty of University of Zagreb, Croatia in July 2009. He started his ophthalmology training in 2010 which he finished successfully in December 2014 with excellent marks. In May 2015 he passed the EBO exam and has been entitled as Fellow of European Board of Ophthalmology.

In January 2016, dr Lukic started the Clinical Medical Retina Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK. A year after, Dr Lukic started to work as locum consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital. At the same time, he was working as a sub-investigator in clinical trials as part of his Clinical Trials Fellowship until November 2018.

He is a member of RCOphth (Afil), ASRS, ARVO, EURETINA and Croatian Society of Ophthalmologists. He sits on the Executive Boards of Medical Retina and Uveitis Sections of Croatian Society of Ophthalmologists. Dr Lukic lectures at postgraduate studies at Medical School of University of Zagreb and he is invited speaker on different international conferences.

He has been a member of Mr Pearse Keane’s team in the collaborative project between Moorfields NHS Trust and Google’s Deep Mind on development of AI based systems for recognising different retinal conditions.

Dr Lukic has been publishing in highly ranked ophthalmology journals (Nature medicine, American Journal of Ophthalmology, European Journal of Ophthalmology, Retina, Acta Scandinavica) and his area of research is real-life data in efficacy of intravitreal drugs in treatment of diabetic macular oedema and wet age-related macular degeneration.

Lastly, Dr Lukic is part of Moorfields’ team on supporting Uganda Eye Health project.

Adnexal Consultant Surgeon Moorfields

Dr Kaveh Vahdani

PROFILE

Graduated from Bucharest university of medicine and pharmacy. Completed Ophthalmology residency programme in the south west peninsula deanery, England. This was followed by oculoplastics fellowships in Bristol eye Hospital and Moorfields eye hospital. Current role: adnexal consultant

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