Applications are being invited for the 37th Low Vision Awareness Program, jointly organised by the L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) and India Vision Institute (IVI).
The programme is open to optometry students, educators and practitioners. It will be held from 31 March – 1 April 2017 at LVPEI KAR- Hyderabad campus.
The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) is organising a short course on International Eye Health from 3-7 July 2017 at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
The course is being organised by Professor Allen Foster and Dr Andrew Bastawrous.
This five-day course is aimed to familiarise participants with the Principles of Planning and Universal Eye Care to address Visual Impairment; the strategies to control the main causes of visual loss; and the utilisation of PEEK technology in eye care.
The Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is looking for an English speaking SightFirst Technical Advisor for East, Central and Southern Africa.
Interested applicants should send an email to Phillip.Albano@lionsclubs.org, with a cover letter explaining their interest in the position.
The last date for applying is Friday, March 10.
Candidates will be interviewed soon after by foundation staff.
Vision for a Nation (VFAN) has raised £78,300 through the 2016 Big Give Christmas Challenge. The funds will enable over 200,000 pairs of reading glasses to be purchased for people across Rwanda.
The glasses will be distributed by Ministry of Health nurses through a nationwide outreach programme that is delivering eye care to 100% of the country’s 15,000 local communities. The nurses – trained by VFAN – have already provided close to 1 million screenings and dispensed nearly 100,000 glasses in Rwanda.
Vision for a Nation Foundation (VFAN) has partnered with the Brien Holden Vision Institute to conduct a feasibility assessment in Ghana.
The research will assess the potential for developing primary eye care services in the West African nation and will involve consultations with Ghana’s Ministry of Health. Dr Anne Ebri, the Brien Holden Vision Institute's Sub-Regional Manager for West Africa, is leading the research.