The West African Health Foundation, a not-for-profit organization registered in the United States and founded by Ghanaian physicians, seeks to establish a Specialist Eye Institute as a regional center of excellence in Juaben, a town near Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana, located in the Ashanti region.
Currently, there are 95 ophthalmologists serving entire population of 25 million people in Ghana
The Ghana National Blindness and Visual Impairment study conducted between February 2015 and November 2016 found a prevalence of blindness and severe visual impairment in Ghana was 0.74% and 1.07% respectively, with cataract, glaucoma and uncorrected refractive error being the major causes.
Solid revenue model rooted in robust economic growth of Ghana’s middle class and the current health care reimbursement scheme.
Competition in the sector is still confined to the region immediately surrounding the capital of Accra.
Development site and all necessary approvals to build the facility are secured.