NEW YORK, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Angola Capital Investments (ACI), a leading international investment firm headquartered in Angola, supports the Barraquer Expeditions through its investment in Oshen Healthcare and Sphera Bluoshen. Oshen Healthcare and Sphera Bluoshen have partnered with the Barraquer Foundation to bring cataract clinics to Angola and Rwanda.
This year the Expeditions will take place June 11th through June 18th in Angola and July 23rd through July 30th in Rwanda. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cataracts are responsible for 51% of world blindness, affecting about 20 million people. Since 2014, more than 1,000 people in Angola and Rwanda have benefited from the Barraquer Foundation cataract surgical expeditions. The Barraquer Foundation provides eye treatment to populations in depressed areas of the world and is a part of the ophthalmology Barraquer Clinic of Barcelona.
The Foundation's first expedition to Angola took place in July 2014. More than 250 people had eye surgery in 5 days and over 700 people were added to a waitlist for the following year. In November 2014 the Foundation traveled to Rwanda to perform more than 230 surgeries and provide more than 800 free ophthalmology consultations.
The 2015 expeditions were larger than the expeditions in 2014. Three teams of surgeons, including 2 top surgeons, operated on 523 people and diagnosed more than 1,200 people in Angola.
"The first expeditions in Angola and Rwanda in 2014 were very successful; so successful that we decided to make it a yearly program," said CEO Zandre Campos. "We work to bring the best healthcare to the people of Africa, and our partnership with the Barraquer Foundation is helping us achieve this mission."
ACI invests in companies in the energy, transportation, hospitality, healthcare and real estate sectors.
About Angola Capital Investments
Angola Capital Investments (ACI) is an international investment firm that invests in companies in the healthcare, energy, transportation, hospitality, and real estate sectors throughout Africa. The mission of ACI is to create global value for developing countries in Africa, while contributing to their economic development.
About Zandre Campos
Zandre de Campos Finda is one of the great, innovative business leaders and global entrepreneurs emerging out of Africa. Currently, he is chairman and CEO of Angola Capital Investments (ACI), an international investment firm headquartered in Angola with holdings throughout Africa and Europe. Prior to founding ACI, Mr. Campos was CEO of Nazaki Oil & Gaz S.A. He has held the positions of CEO of the mobile phone company Movicel Telecommunications and an executive in the office of the president of SONAIR, S.A., a subsidiary of Sonangol, Angola's state-owned oil company that oversees oil and gas production. He began his career as a legal advisor with Sonangol Holdings.
Mr. Campos also sits on the board of Sphera Bluoshen S.A., a subsidiary of Oshen Group and part of Sphera Global Healthcare. Sphera is committed to bringing high-quality healthcare services to nations around the globe with current activities in Angola, Morocco, and Rwanda. Sphera is dedicated to healthcare equality and accessibility. He is also a board member in Bluoshen S.A. and Boost - Communication & Strategy, S.A. and other organizations across the globe. Mr. Campos graduated from Lusiada University, Lisbon, with a degree in Law.
Mr. Campos has dedicated his career to helping advance Angola and other developing nations. His work makes him one of the most socially forward and conscientious business leaders of our time. Through his entrepreneurial spirit and diverse business portfolio that is ever-expanding, Mr. Campos is creating thousands of new job opportunities and building stronger communities.
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