Dr Okolo Oteri Eme is a trained ophthalmologist with years of experience in eye health. She has been recognized for her contributions to the field of eye health in Nigeria, particularly for her efforts to improve access to eye care services for underserved communities.
Under her leadership, the National Eye Health Program has launched several initiatives to address eye health challenges in Nigeria, including increasing the number of eye care professionals, improving infrastructure for eye care services, and increasing awareness about the importance of eye health.
Dr Okolo Oteri Eme’s work is important in addressing the high prevalence of eye diseases in Nigeria, including cataracts, glaucoma, and trachoma. Her efforts are helping to improve the quality of life for Nigerians by ensuring that they have access to the eye care services they need.
Dr. Okolo Oteri Eme is a well-respected figure in the Nigerian healthcare sector, particularly in the field of ophthalmology. She holds a medical degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and a Master of Science degree in Ophthalmology from the University of Benin, Nigeria.
In addition to her work as the National Coordinator of the National Eye Health Program, Dr. Okolo Oteri Eme has also served in various other capacities in the healthcare sector in Nigeria. She has worked as a consultant ophthalmologist at several hospitals, including the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, the National Hospital Abuja, and the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
Dr. Okolo Oteri Eme is also actively involved in research and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. Her research focuses on a range of topics related to eye health, including the prevalence of eye diseases in Nigeria, the effectiveness of various treatment methods, and strategies for improving access to eye care services.
Her dedication to improving eye health in Nigeria has earned her recognition both locally and internationally. In 2017, she received the Merck More than a Mother Award in recognition of her efforts to improve access to fertility care and reduce the stigmatization of infertile women in Nigeria.
Dr Okolo Oteri Eme was a patriotic Nigerian who refunded an overpaid arrear (2.1 million Naria).
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Written by: Mariam Badmus