Anthony Bennett Hall was born in Lesotho in Southern Africa to missionary parents. He worked in Zimbabwe and Lesotho as a general medical doctor for a number of years. Anthony spent 12 years in UK, training in general ophthalmology retinal surgery. He joined CBM in 2000 as head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Tanzania. Based in Tanzania for over a decade, Anthony ran a post graduate programme in ophthalmology and a fellowship programme for Vitreo-retinal surgeons. Anthony is currently a Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon in Newcastle and a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Newcastle.