Right to Sight and Health is working to establish the first private, non-profit, sustainable eye hospital in Ghana that will provide treatment to everyone in need, regardless of their ability to pay.
It’s called the Northern Community Eye Hospital (NCEH) and is based on the Aravind Model from India which has brought free and low-cost eye care to millions of people around the world since the 1990s.
What sets the NCEH apart from other hospitals in Africa is its dedicated U.S. trained and licensed ophthalmologist. Dr. Simon is a U.S. trained and board certified Ophthalmologist-Surgeon who has lived and worked in Northern Ghana since 2013. She has decided to spend the rest of her life working in Ghana to restore and improve vision for thousands of people living in remote areas of the country who would never have had access to such advanced care.
Multiple studies find that cataract surgery is highly cost-effective in Africa