Eye for the horn of Africa is a non-profit organisation which is committed to advancing health, education and social and public welfare throughout communities in the horn of Africa. Our main focus is to reduce the burden of preventable blindness, improving the quality of life of individuals in need.
Our Vision & Mission
Vision: is to improve the health conditions and livelihood of the communities in the horn of Africa, especially Somalia.
Mission: is to provide essential health care services, supply of medical equipment, capacity building in term of human and infrastructure, water and sanitation, women empowerment, education and promote sustainable development projects.
We are committed to advancing health, advancing education and advancing social and public welfare in the region.
In regard to health, we have a particular focus on ophthalmology (eye care).
We aim to:
- Establish and mobilise a camping eye team to conduct eye screenings, treatments and provide cataract, glaucoma, and other eye surgeries in both district townships and rural areas.
- Establish and mobilise a school health and eye screen team
- Conduct social awareness and education for blindness prevention and better eye care services
- Raise aid, whether it be funds or resources, for those with blindness and low vision
Our secondary focus is child and maternal mortality, as well as clean access to water
Meet Our Team
Dr Abdulaziz Abdisamad (MD)
Dr Abdulaziz has completed a Master Degree of Orthoptics at La Trobe University, Australia. He had awarded a Medical Doctor from Kazakhstan National Medical University in 1995. He also had completed two years specialisation in Ophthalmology in 1988 from Institute of Advanced medical study in Al-maty Kazakhstan.
Dr Abdul-Aziz has extensive experience in working eye care field as an eye doctor and carried out a significant number of operations in restoration of eye sights in Kazakhstan and Somalia eye clinic.
Mr Ayanle Abdulahi
Ayanle is a qualified optical dispenser with over 3 years experience in the optical industry. He is currently employed at Specsavers and has a passion for eye care.
Dr Amin Ali (OD, BBiomed Sc.)
Amin has completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Latrobe University in 2011 and Postgraduate Doctor of Optometry at University of Melbourne in 2015. He has experienced health care in a range of settings including private and corporate models, rural and metro locations and internationally in the UK. Amin is currently working in the field as optometry director at Allied Eye Care, managing patients of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Dr Abdirahman Ali (PhD)
Dr Abdirahman Ali holds a PhD in Livestock Genetics and Breeding Design Programs from University of Sydney, Master in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Currently he is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the University of Sydney and a Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Livestock, Forest and Range of the Federal Republic of Somalia. He has extensive experience in research and development in the field of livestock production systems and published peer reviewed scientific papers, and he presented national and international conferences.
During his professional career, Dr Abdirahman developed strong leadership and communication skills. He has a passion and great interest in contributing Somali institutional capacity building programs and poverty alleviation activities of the Somali people.