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St Joseph Eye Hospital - Mgbirichi

Situation And Progress Analysis On The Eye Care Service In St Joseph’s Eye Hospital Mgbirichi Ohaji/Egbeme LGA Imo State Of Nigeria.

There are several causes of blindness, most of which are preventable. In addition to uncorrected refractive error, there are other diseases or group of eye disorders including cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis, hypertensive retinopathy, Uveitis and eye tumors are among others that are common.

These have known strategies for their management and elimination and only effective eye hospitals have the solutions or remedies to them. In view of the foregone and in conjunction with WHO’s target of global initiative to eliminate avoidable blindness, Vision 2020: “the right to sight”, St Joseph’s eye hospital Mgbirichi becomes a child of necessity.
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  • 1) St. Joseph Eye Hospital
    Project of the Daughters of Mary
    Mother of Mercy Sisters
    We are grateful to God for his blessings
    And the service we render to all

  • Refrain
    Great St. Joseph Eye Hospital
    To restore the blind is our mission
    By the grace of God
    And dedication of the staff
    Every darkness shall turn to light

  • 2) All visual impairment
    We shall reduce them
    And keep them far away from people
    The rough places shall turn to level ground
    For our patients to smile is our aim.

Our Primary objectives are

  • To reach the under privileged with quality and affordable eye care serviceso
  • Maximize vision through our medical and surgical treatments
  • Enlightenment program to churches, organizations and tertiary institutes
  • Regular community outreach programs around Imo, Abia, Anambara, Bayelsa and River States
  • School vision screening program to primary and secondary schools.

The young hospital was actually born on the 14th of February 2008 when the foundation was laid. It was officially opened on the 29th of December 2009, with a free eye care, given to over 350 patients, who were the beneficiaries.
The hospital is owned by the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Mercy (DMMM), Ahiaeke Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria and in partnership with Christian Blind Mission International (CBMI) Australia, a non-governmental organization. Thanks to (CBM) Australia for their support.

It is located at Mgbirichi in Ohaji /Egbema L.G.A of Imo State. Mgbirichi is about 18km from the capital city of Imo state, Owerri. It is accessed through the OWERRI- PORTHARCOURT highway.
Owerri is easily accessed through neighboring cities Umuahia, Okigwe, Aba, Onitsha, Yenogua or Port Harcourt by air; it is accessed via Port Harcourt international airport Omagwa and Nnamdi Azikiwi airport Imo state.

Rev. Sr. Vianney Ajaelu
Rev. Sr. Dr. Christiana Ubaka
Medical Director/Anterior Segment
Rev. Sr. Lois
Rev. Sr. (Dr.) Christiana Ubaka
Medical Director/Anterior Segment
Dr. Sunday Abuh(MD)
Paediatric Ophthalmologist/Anterior Segment
Dr. Mbagkigwe Ikenna
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Dr. Iheanacho C. Ohaji (O.D, MNOA)
Low vision therapist
Dr. Ndudim Eluwa (O.D, MNOA)
Contact lens Practisioner
Dr. Igwe Ikenna (O.D, MNOA)
Primary Eye Care specialist


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Joy Uchendu
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Engr. Mike Global
Our Partners:

Christian Blind Mission, (CBM) Australia.

St.Joseph Glaucoma Club.

Kayhelt Pharma LTD Jos, Nigeria.

Bankole Ezebuilo Foundation.

Divine Okwara Charity Foundation.

Contact Us:

Website: stjospheye.com
: stjoeye@yahoo.com
: christiana.ubaka@gmail.com,
: (234) 803 6738 506, 803 7605 622
0706 313 0156

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