The staff at the ‘Billy’ clinic comprises of both local salaried staff and volunteer staff.

The medical Director is Dr Jeannette Van Os. Dr Van Os is a Dutch doctor and has been with the clinic since 2005. There are generally three / four volunteer doctors working with Dr Van Os.

Nurse Sheila Byrne- Harte is from Kilkenny. Ms Byrne-Harte joined the clinic in 2008.  Nurse Zoe Lawrence and Project Managers Steve Free from U.K. and Elaine Cosgrave from Co Kildare are also long term volunteers with the Trust. There are usually three / four volunteer nurses and  one or two administrative staff volunteers also on placement with the Trust.

Local salaried staff include HTC counsellors, Laboratory Technicians, Administrative Staff, Patient Care Attendants, Translators, Maintenance persons, Cooks  and Security Staff. Current number of local staff is 35.  


Patients presenting with Covid-19 symptoms have not, so far, been seen at the clinic. Social distancing, hand washing and community awareness campaigning is ongoing as we hope to avoid the virus.

With the ongoing drastic reduction of supply of electricity from the national grid, funded by Billys USA, we are now solar powered both in the clinic and at the gap.
Dr Eugene Meyer a noted ophthalmic surgeon from South Africa and his South African nursing assistants travel to the Billy clinic 3/4 times per year performing cataract surgery and other procedures.