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Eye Doctor from Ghana to Speak at U of M

April 23, 2009 6:30 AM | News

Dr. James Clarke

A prominent eye doctor from Ghana will be speaking at the University of Manitoba’s Bannatyne Campus later today.

Dr. James Clarke, Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic in Accra, Ghana and Unite for Sight partner, will be hosting Unite for Sight: A Symbol of Hope for the (Poor) Blind Villagers and Refugees in Ghana.

Dr. Clarke — an ophthalmologist providing the only corneal transplantation in Ghana — will share his story of confronting global health issues and making a difference in Africa.

He frequently speaks about eye care in Ghana, global health, and international development. His most recent audiences have included students at Duke University, Yale University, Stanford University, and the University of Michigan.

“Dr. Clarke has extensive experience in working in developing countries as an ophthalmologist and preventable blindness is more prevalent in these areas of the world,” said Mustafa Kapasi, the Manitoba Medical Students’ Association Executive Member who helped organize the lecture.

The event begins at 1:00 p.m. in Theatre A, 730 William Avenue, University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus.

Pictured above: Dr. James Clarke examines a patient at his clinic in Accra, Ghana.