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.