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 www.lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/ 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 www.kcco.net
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 www.aravind.org/Education.aspx or write to: Prof V Srinivasan, LAICO, 72, Kuruvikaran Salai, Gandhi Nagar, Madurai 625 020, Tamil Nadu, India. Email: [email protected]