A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Health Care Agency (HCA) and Brief Eye World Korea on Thursday 30th November 2017 will provide Seychelles health system with much needed eye care expertise.

The agreement was signed by the CEO of HCA, Dr Danny Louange and the CEO of Brief Eye World, Dr Jong Wook Kim in a late afternoon ceremony. Presiding over the signing was the Minister for Health, Mr Jean Paul Adam and the Managing Director of Kotra (a state-funded trade and investment promotion organization operated by the Government of South Korea) Mrs Kim Myoung Lee.

Also in attendance was Special Adviser to the Minister, Dr Loren Reginald, the WHO Liaison Officer and several management members of the ministry.

“It is a pleasure to be able to renew our work with Brief Eye World and Korea,” Dr Louange said after the signing, commending the success of the previous MOU and expressing his enthusiasm for future endeavours.

The agreement will facilitate the exchange of expertise between Seychelles and South Korea. Seychellois patients will benefit from eye care and treatment opportunities.

Discussion with the Minister for Health on new projects from the agreement

“We have benefitted with the treatment of many of our patients, many of which because of the small size of our country, are our relatives, friends and neighbours,” he added. “But, this agreement is not only about providing health services to our patients. It goes further than this because you are willing to share your experiences and skills with us.”

Health professionals working at the Eye Clinic of HCA, including doctors, nurses and technicians, will have the chance to discover more about eye care from Health experts in Korea, through trainings, both locally and internally.

The MOU was first signed in 2014 and is expected to be renewed once more to allow the growth of eye care professionals and the continuous delivery of good services to patients.  

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