Dr Michael Obeng, a board-certified plastic surgeon, philanthropist and health consultant based in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, will be visiting Nairobi and Johannesburg during his Africa tour, as well as leading a R.E.S.T.O.R.E mission to the West African country of Gabon in June.
R.E.S.T.O.R.E Worldwide is an organization that provides free reconstructive surgery and related medical services to children and adults in various African countries with disfiguring deformities from birth, accidents and diseases involving not only the head and neck region, but also the extremities, trunk and breasts. The Foundation also educates local healthcare personnel on how to execute complex surgeries.
Over 500 surgeries have been successfully completed since 2008. Michael Obeng has donated more than KES 30,000,000 to facilitate R.E.S.T.O.R.E Worldwide efforts. The Foundation is intent on building a footprint of surgical expertise on the African continent.
Dr Obeng, originally from Ghana, is the only African plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. He frequently consults with governments and multilateral organisations to strategically advise on health policy and related matters. He is currently advising the African Union on their approach to the typhoid outbreak in Zimbabwe.
Dr Michael Obeng’s visit is aimed at strengthening partnerships and synergies. His itinerary indicates that he will be in South Africa, Johannesburg from 8th April – 14th April 2019, and in Kenya, Nairobi between 16th April – 17th April 2019. For queries, you can Live Twitter chat him on 11th April 2019 using the handle @DrMichaelKObeng #ACGCHAT