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The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium’s clinical fellowships programme is offering both long-term (one-year) fellowships and short-term (three-month) attachments to ophthalmologists from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries.

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His Excellency Mr Kgalema Motlanthe, former president of South Africa is appointed the new ICO (International Council of Ophthalmology) Ambassador for VISION 2020: Sub Saharan Africa

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October 2014 heralded a historic moment in the growth of Vietnam’s education and eye health sectors with the official opening of Vietnam’s first optometry programme.

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Building on the findings of the recent ‘Mapping Human Resources for Eye Health’ study that was conducted by the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) and African Vision Research Institute (AVRI) in 21 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa from 2011-2013, IAPB Africa has now published a policy paper on addressing the eye health workforce crisis in the region.

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On the occasion of World Sight Day, the European Coalition for Vision (ECV) set an ambitious objective to leverage vision and eye health at European level. World Sight Day is a global event that focuses on bringing attention on blindness and vision impairment. It is observed worldwide on the second Thursday of October each year.


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