News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 25 No. 78 2012. October 09, 2012


Community Eye Health Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa

For information about 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 2013 to September 2014 or part-time over two years. Apply before April 2013. For scholarships and details of application, write to: Registry, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK. Tel: +44 207 299 4646 or visit

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 Coordinator, 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. The last course in 2012 starts on 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]

Photo © Aravind.

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