National Eye Centre, Kaduna has produced the best candidate for Part II Fellowship examination of the West African College of Surgeons for the year 2021 in the person of Dr. Mustapha Bature FWACS.
Mustapha Bature is an ophthalmologist who trained at National Eye Centre, Kaduna and is a lecturer at Usman Danfodiyo University with clinical work at the university teaching hospital. In 2018, he co-founded EyeFocus, a platform for “advancing eye health through shared learning,” leveraging on technological solutions. The aim is improving quality eye care provision to all which is accessible at all levels of care including community/patient co-production of eye health. EyeFocus has a package of activities for knowledge exchange and public health awareness including webinars, podcasts and discussion forums. It is also working on developing locally contextual courses for eye health professionals and allied workers.
“As a young ophthalmologist I believe I have a crucial role in bridging the gap towards provision of accessible eye care services at all levels, narrowing the gap between the haves and the have-nots especially when it comes to capacity of care provision by eye healthcare workers in their primary locations. Without preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative eye care services, achieving universal eye care will be difficult. My interest and the work I do leverages on technological solutions to bring eye health care learning and education, and services closer to those who need it.”
– Mustapha Bature