News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 25 No. 79 & 80 2012. February 05, 2013


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

For information about postgraduate diploma (PGDip) in community eye health in 2013, or 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 application details, write to: Registry, LSTHM, 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: genes@ 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. Tel: +254 20 418 32 39. Email: [email protected]

Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology

Instrument maintenance courses with a trainee:trainer ratio of 1:1. Duration: 4 weeks. Cost: US $400 (including tools). Courses run regularly. Visit To apply, write to: Prof V Srinivasan, LAICO, 72 Kuruvikaran Salai, Gandhi Nagar, Madurai 625 020, Tamil Nadu, India. Email: [email protected]

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