News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 20 No. 61 2007. March 01, 2007


Introducing the new Editor of the Community Eye Health Journal

I have great pleasure in introducing you to the new Editor of the Community Eye Health Journal.

Elmien Wolvaardt Ellison is a science graduate with extensive experience of print and broadcast journalism and specialist expertise in science communication. Prior to joining the Community Eye Health Journal she worked with the Science Media Centre and the Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net). Before that she worked for the South African Medical Research Council (MRC) where she was Editor of MRC News and supported MRC researchers to communicate their research to policy makers, the public, and the media. She is currently involved in a British Council-funded project in South Africa developing training for health workers in evidence-informed decision making for HIV prevention, treatment, and care.

From me, Victoria Francis, it is a farewell which comes with a message of real appreciation for the contribution all of you, our readers, make to the lives of people. Preserving and restoring sight, and making sure that those who live without clear vision reach their full potential, is truly worthwhile work. Not only that: working in community health brings you into touch with health workers, patients, families, community organisations, and policy makers, all of whom it is in your power to inspire and support. As Editor of the Community Eye Health Journal since September 2004, I have tried to make a modest contribution to your efforts, and I am ever humbled by the reports I receive from you, describing the realities of your work. Furthermore, I have been guided and assisted by your feedback, in particular by the insights we received through the reader survey. I take this opportunity also to express my pleasure at working creatively with the authors who generously give their time, experience, and expertise to communicate with our readers through the medium of this publication. I wish you all well in your continuing endeavours and extend a warm welcome to Elmien.

Le saviez-vous ?

Nous publions également une revue en français, la Revue de Santé Oculaire Communautaire, qui est envoyée gratuitement aux lecteurs des pays en développement. Pour vous abonner, merci de bien vouloir faire parvenir votre nom, votre profession et votre adresse postale à : Anita Shah, Revue de Santé Oculaire Communautaire, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, Royaume-Uni. Courriel : [email protected]

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