News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 24 No. 76 2011. December 01, 2011


Community Eye Health Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa For information about VISION 2020 certificate courses in 2012, a postgraduate diploma in community eye health (PGDip) in 2013, or a Masters in Public Health (community eye health) in 2013, contact Zanele Magwa, Community Eye Health Institute, University of Cape Town, Private Bag 3, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa. Tel: +27 21 404 7735. Email: [email protected]

International Centre for Eye Health MSc in Public Health for Eye Care. From September 2012 to September 2013 or part-time over two years. Apply before April 2012. For scholarships and details of application, write to: Registry, LSTHM, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK. Tel: +44 207 299 4646 or visit masters/mscphec.html

New short course: Understanding an eye health system in order to achieve VISION 2020. A five-day course to familiarise participants with a health systems approach to eye care in developing countries, through using practical interactive examples and case studies. Start date: June 25th 2012. Duration: 5 days. Cost: £915. Place: London. This course is ideal for eye care professionals who wish to work or are working in low- and middle-income countries.

Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO), Tanzania For information on courses, contact Genes Mng’anya, KCCO, Good Samaritan Foundation, PO Box 2254 Moshi, Tanzania. Tel: +255 27 275 3547. Email: [email protected] or visit

Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya Small incision cataract surgery for ophthalmologists wishing to upgrade from ECCE. Duration: 1 month. Courses run every month. Cost: US $1,000 for tuition and US $500–700 for accommodation and meals. Write to: The Training Co-ordinator, Lions Medical Training Centre, Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital, PO Box 66576-00800, Nairobi, Kenya, call +254 20 418 32 39, or email [email protected]

Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology Instrument maintenance courses with a trainee: trainer ratio of 1:1. Courses start on 1 Feb, 1 Apr, 1 June, 1 Aug, 1 Oct and 1 Dec 2012. Duration: Four weeks. Cost: US $400 (including tools). Visit or write to: Prof V Srinivasan, LAICO, 72, Kuruvikaran Salai, Gandhi Nagar, Madurai 625 020, Tamil Nadu, India. Email: [email protected]

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