Seth Wanye MD, MS, Ph.D,
Dr. Seth Wanye is an European trained ophthalmologist who has been practicing ophthalmology in Ghana since 2003. Dr. Wanye completed his medical studies at Kharkove University, Ukraine, and Ulyanovsk State University in Russia. Followed it with Residency and master’s in surgery and advanced medical studies in Moscow, Russia. Over the years he has continued his education and kept up with advancements in ophthalmology with fellowships at the Yale Eye Center, Wake Forest University Eye Center, and the Kentucky Lions Eye Center of the University of Louisville.
Dr. Wanye is the founder and medical director of Friends Eye Center, a practice that serves the Northern and Volta Regions of Ghana. Until as recently as 2016, Dr. Wanye was the only ophthalmologist in Northern Region serving over 2.4 million people. Dr. Wanye has made substantial contributions to communities in Ghana. He was previously a professor at the University for Development Studies in Tamale. He led the Ghana Trachoma control program in 2005 and was one of the lead investigators in the pre-certification survey process until trachoma was officially eliminated in 2018. He continues in this effort as part of the post eradication certification surveillance team.
Dr. Wanye is passionate about helping vulnerable populations regain or preserve their eyesight by making eye care services accessible. In partnership with Unite for Sight, Dr. Wanye is able to bring eye care services to people’s doorstep. Dr. Wanye is a husband and a father of two. He enjoys spending time with family, listening to music, and traveling.
Priscilla Ablordeppey, OD, MPH
Dr. Priscilla Ablordeppey is an alumna of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Department of Optometry, class of 2016. Dr. Ablordeppey was awarded a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship to pursue a Master of Public Health degree at Imperial College, London.
Dr. Ablordeppey looked forward to returning to Ghana after her MPH and has since been committed to addressing the vision health needs in various Ghanaian communities. She interned at the Occupational Health and Safety Unit of AngloGold Ashanti Health Foundation where she performed occupational vision assessments and periodic occupational vision safety programs for allied mining companies. Dr. Ablordeppey now serves as a full-time Public Health Optometrist at St Joseph’s Eye Clinic in Agona West Municipal; one of the districts in the Central Region with limited access to eye care. She manages the clinic’s community eye health promotion programs in addition to clinical routines. Dr. Ablordeppey embraces the eye care challenges her community faces and contributes to devising ways to address them.
Dr. Ablordeppey is passionate about community service and finds it fulfilling to contribute to improving the quality of people’s life through eye care. To broaden her reach, Dr. Ablordeppey joined Eyefrica Media in 2020 where she shares stories in efforts to contribute to the eye care industry across the African continent. As part of Cherish Eyesight and Vision, Dr. Ablordeppey contributes to developing content to effectively reach Ghanaian communities. She hopes to draw attention to preventable blindness and vision impairment, much needed in Ghana.
Aside optometry and public health-related tasks, Dr. Ablordeppey enjoys spending time with family and friends, loves the outdoors and artwork that includes painting and sewing
Mariam Sidibé is of Mali descent and was born and raised in Moncton, Canada. She saw the magnitude of visual needs during her visits to Mali growing up and that birth to her desire to contribute to filling the information gap that exists and prevent avoidable blindness.
Mariam always wanted to be an eye care provider and obtained a health science diploma at the University of Moncton. She is now on her way to graduating with a Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Montréal. At school, she is a member of the equity, diversity, and inclusion committee and is dedicated to increasing diversity in the profession. She hopes to increase awareness of the profession among people of difficult cultures and previously mentored teenagers and young adults of minority groups. Mariam will be practicing Optometry in Canada upon graduation and looks forward to working with the African Tropical Ophthalmology Institute in Mali as well.
In her free time, she can be found baking, cooking different ethnic meals, spending time with friends & family, and playing or watching soccer, tennis, and badminton.
Ayomikun Dahunsi O.D
Ayomikun Dahunsi is an optometrist from Ondo state, Nigeria. He obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Benin, Benin-City in Nigeria in 2019. Dr. Dahunsi has a passion for eye health promotion and prevention and has been a part of several eye health promotion programs to educate Nigerians in religious organizations and Displaced Persons Camps about the need to avoid preventable blindness.
Dr. Dahunsi is interested in a Master’s in Public Health degree with a concentration in Health communication and promotion. He is currently an optometrist at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital Compex, Akure, Ondo state.
Dr. Dahunsi plays the saxophone and documentary photography during his free time.