Dr. Ogbedo Ernest
Dr. Ogbedo Ernest started his Medical Education in the University of Port Harcourt Nigeria from 1989 to 1996. He started his career in Civil service with the Delta State Hospitals Management Board in Agbor, Nigeria in 2006 before he became the Zonal Medical Director after moving to Asaba in 2008. During his career in Delta State Hospitals Management Board, Dr. Ogbedo was involved in several medical missionary outreaches to poor urban and rural citizens. In 2009, he was in Seychelles Island Indian Ocean where he practiced as expatriate ophthalmologist. In 2011, he left for the Gambia, where he was Head of Clinical Services in Shiekh Zayeed Regional Eye Centre Kanifing, and was in-charge of training of post graduate Ophthalmologists and mid-level eye health workers drawn from over 12 countries in Africa.
Dr. Ogbedo is currently at Federal Medical Centre Asaba Nigeria where he is consultant ophthalmologist. His key interests are; paediatric ophthalmology, community outreaches, capacity building in eye health workers and training of microsurgical skills.
He is the founder of Restore Sight Africa Initiative –an NGO committed to prevention of blindness through Medical mission to the poor rural and urban communities. In 2018 Restore Sight Africa Initiative carried out free eye treatment on over 40,000 persons, gave out glasses to over 25,000 persons and carried out surgeries on over 2,500 persons in Delta, Anambra, Edo, Enugu, and Imo States in Nigeria.
Through deep selfless service to humanity Dr. Ogbedo Ernest holds an award of Excellence as “DELTA STATE ASSOCIATION OF THE BLIND MAN OF THE YEAR 2017,” UNSUNG HEROES AWARD 2018 BY DELTA ECONOMIC SUMMIT GROUP.
Dr. Ogbedo Ernest is married to Lawrentta Aidevuo Ogbedo and they are blessed with God-fearing Children.