RIIO’s Dr. Mathenge is an IAPB Eye Health Hero!
My initial motivation for specializing in ophthalmology stemmed from my experiences watching miraculous blindness reversing operations while on a short attachment in the eye unit. That wonder has never left me but I have now come to realise that so many processes need to be in place for that miracle to happen. I have realised that among them, education is key… education of the patient to own his health, of decision makers so that they make supportive policies and of health providers to give them the best skills possible. This miracle needs everyone’s efforts and my role is to play my part.
— Dr. Ciku Mathenge