The optometrist along with another colleague who is an ophthalmologist also left some fat paying jobs to set up his Micro Eye Health Project at Akrokerri, a town in the Ashanti Region to be taking small token as consultation fees. But he drives his satisfaction from the impact he is making on the lives of the people.
Through his Micro Eye which is a rural outreach eye health project, Dr. Adusei-Nsowah has treated over 15,000 people with various eye problems across 52 communities in the area.
The project started with a loan about some few years ago, it is largely self-funded. Dr Adusei-Nsowah travels to health facilities in Asonomaso in the region to give medical help to people who require eye treatment.
Residents of Akrokerri said if not for the timely arrival of the project, majority of them would have gone blind, stating: “Dr Adusei-Nsowah is a Godsend”.
It is therefore not surprised that the people of the area have nominated him to participate in this year’s MTN Heroes of Change which is currently aired on GTV every Saturday at 5:30pm;Multi TV on Sundays at 5:00pm;TV3 on Sundays at 6:30pm; and GhOne on Sundays at 7:00pm to highlight the humanitarian activities of Dr Edusei-Nsowah and the other nine nominees.
The MTN Heroes of Change which is MTN Ghana Foundation flagship project was initiated in July 2013 to recognise and reward persons who have provided significant humanitarian services to their communities through personal sacrifices.