News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 23 No. 74 2010. December 09, 2010


Community Eye Health Institute, South Africa

For information about costs and eligibility, contact Zanele Magwa, Community Eye Health Institute, University of Cape Town, Private Bag 3, RONDEBOSCH, 7700, South Africa. Tel: +27 21 404 7735 and +27 21 406 6215. Email: [email protected] or visit

  • District management training, 19-21 April and 13-15 September 2011. Community eye health for ophthalmology registrars, 10-12 May 2011.
  • Training of trainers for primary eye care, 23-27 May and 10-14 October 2011 (two courses).
  • Leadership in management of VISION 2020 programmes (20-30 June 2011).
  • Project management for VISION 2020, 18-22 July 2011.

International Centre for Eye Health, UK MSc Public Health for Eye Care (formerly known as MSc Community Eye Health).

When: September 2011 to September 2012. Scholarships may be available for eligible candidates. Where: London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine, London, UK. Application forms: Registry, LSTHM, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK. Tel: +44 207 299 4646. Email [email protected] or visit for more information.

Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO)

All courses held in Moshi, Tanzania. For information on 2011 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 Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO)

Instrument maintenance courses with a trainee: trainer ratio of 1:1. Courses start on 1 May, 1 August, and 1 November 2011. Duration: six 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]

Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Small incision cataract surgery for ophthalmologists wishing to upgrade from ECCE. One-month-long courses run every month; please apply at least two months before the intended start date. Cost: US $1,000 for tuition and US$ 500-700 for accommodation and meals. To apply: 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]

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