News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 27 No. 88 2014. April 01, 2015



Aurosiksha Free short online courses for eye care professionals to help them maintain skills and continue their professional development, from Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO), India. Visit

New free online course: International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) An online short course on Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services introduces the magnitude and causes of visual impairment at a global level, highlights key global initiatives to manage avoidable blindness, and provides practical approaches to strengthen and plan local eye health services, with an emphasis on low- and middle-income country settings. Starts April 2015 for 6 weeks. Time commitment: 4 hours per week. Find out more and register your interest.

EyecareCE Free and low cost online courses for the entire eye care team: nurses, ophthalmic assistants, orthoptists, ophthalmic photographers and clinical officers. Over 280 courses in 20 content areas, by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). Visit:

ORBIS Cybersight Free courses on strabismus, cataract, paediatric ophthalmology, neuroophthalmology and the cornea are currently available. Registration is free. Visit

Other courses

German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan Professional diploma and MSc in Vision Rehabilitation. For more information, visit Email: [email protected]

Community Eye Health Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa Short courses, postgraduate diploma, and MPH Community Eye Health. Scholarships are available for the MPH. For more information, visit or email [email protected]

Lions Medical Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS). Write to: The Training Coordinator, Lions Medical Training Centre, Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital, PO Box 66576-00800, Nairobi, Kenya. Tel: +254 20 418 32 39

Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology International Visit or contact Genes Mng’anga at [email protected] and/or [email protected]

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