Patient Spotlight: Yeah Samake
A Catalyst for Change and Malian Presidential Candidate

It was an honor to have Monson Vision patient, long time friend and Mali ambassador Yeah Samake come and speak to our optometric community at the 2023 Utah Optometric Association convention. Yeah Samake is a prominent figure in Malian politics, renowned for his dedication to improving the lives of his fellow citizens and his relentless pursuit of positive change. With a proven track record of leadership and a deep commitment to democratic values, Samake has emerged as a promising candidate for the presidency of Mali. 

Yeah Samake was born and raised in Mali, a country known for its rich cultural heritage and historical significance. Coming from humble beginnings, Samake understood the challenges faced by ordinary Malians and recognized the urgent need for transformative leadership. He pursued his education both in Mali and the United States, acquiring a strong academic foundation and a global perspective that would shape his future endeavors.

Samake’s impact on Mali can be traced back to his early career as a social entrepreneur and community developer. He founded the nonprofit organization Ouelessebougou-Utah Alliance, which focused on improving education, healthcare, and infrastructure in rural areas of Mali. Through his tireless efforts, Samake was able to foster sustainable development, uplift communities, and empower individuals to build better lives for themselves and future generations.


Yeah Samake’s impact on Mali is undeniable, as he has tirelessly worked to uplift his fellow citizens and improve the nation’s prospects. With his proven track record as a community developer, his visionary leadership, and his commitment to democratic values, Samake represents hope for a brighter future for Mali. As he embarks on his presidential campaign, many Malians look to Samake as a catalyst for change, someone who can steer the country toward stability, prosperity, and progress.

Transparency in Leadership

With a distinguished background in community development and public service, Samake has garnered considerable support and enthusiasm for his current run for president of Mali. He offers a fresh perspective and a visionary approach to governance, emphasizing the need for inclusive policies, economic development, and effective governance.

Samake’s platform revolves around addressing the pressing issues facing Mali, including poverty, corruption, and insecurity. He advocates for investing in education and vocational training, creating employment opportunities, and bolstering infrastructure development. Samake’s commitment to transparency and accountability is central to his campaign, as he aims to restore trust in the government and promote good governance practices.

Moreover, Samake has a strong focus on regional integration and international partnerships. Recognizing the importance of collaboration in tackling shared challenges, he envisions Mali playing an active role in regional development initiatives and engaging constructively with the global community.

Step 1 of 2
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 3 files.

HSA Facts

  • The 2020 contribution limit is $3,550 for individuals, $7,100 for families
  • An HSA is only available to participants with a high-deductible health care plan
  • Funds allocated to an HSA become available as they are deposited into the account
  • Unused funds roll over year to year, continuing to earn interest

FSA Facts

  • The 2020 contribution limit is $2,750
  • An FSA must be sponsored by your employer; self-employed individuals are not eligible
  • An employee’s yearly FSA allocation is available on the first day of the plan year, regardless of contributions made to date
  • Use it or lose it – any money left in an FSA will be forfeited at the end of that year’s plan, though some plans do provide a short grace period that may allow you to carry over some funds into the next year. Check with your employer to see if your plan allows for a grace period