Primrose Magala is originally from Uganda and now works as an Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, in London.
Having made a career change 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 sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, thanks to emerging Global Sustainable Development initiatives and collaborative partnerships, Eye Health Uganda (and Eye Health Africa launching soon) has been formed as a great platform to support positive and sustainable healthcare transformation in Africa.
Eye Health is now a global concern (WHO 2020) with over 39 million people blind and over 285 million visually impaired, at least 70% of these are in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Primrose’s vision is to work with other partners, experts and stakeholders via an Africa wide Consortium platform, to set up Centres of Excellence and Institutes in Africa so that everyone has access to health 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 opportunities, resources, networks and platforms to develop health and economic systems in Africa.