Dr. Emilie Joos, BISC Associate Director, recently interviewed Yevugah Jerome-Jerry Kwasi, a current candidate for the UBC Master of Global Surgical Care program.
Yevugah Jerome-Jerry Kwasi is an Ophthalmic Nurse with the Crystal Eye Centre in Accra, Ghana. He is also the Volunteer Coordinator with Unite for Sight which is a Non-Governmental Organization committed to eliminating preventable blindness.
Jerome-Jerry works clinically providing outreach eye care to patients in rural communities throughout Ghana, the Buduburam Refugee Camp, and economically-challenged inner city communities.
He has worked collaboratively with and across the Ghana-Canada team on a BC Children’s Hospital Research Centre-funded study examining the barriers to eye health care for children in rural settings.
His work includes providing free eye screening in deprived and under-served communities in Ghana, which is a developing country with its largest population in rural areas where availability, accessibility and affordability of health care (eye care)remains a great challenge.
Jerome-Jerry shares his stories, passion for surgery and career goals with us.
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To hear the full interview, please click on the video below.
To view the transcript, download it here.