Focus On Glaucoma Webinar: Africa Region

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As part of our activities to mark World Glaucoma Week 2020, IAPB presents six webinars to cover the regions of North America, Africa, South East Asia, Europe, Latin America and Western Pacific for members and partnering organisations to take part in during 8-14 March 2020.

The Africa webinar will be chaired by Fatima Kyari. Speakers include Nkiru Kizor-Akaraiwe who will speak on Implementing the clinical aspect of glaucoma guidelines.  Abeba T. Giorgis will speak on the integrated glaucoma care programme set-up. Svenja Schneider will focus on equipment purchasing and Kolawole Ogundimu will give Sightsavers perspective in Africa.


Fatima Kyari

Dr Fatima Kyari has a PhD in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, with a research focus on glaucoma services and control of glaucoma blindness. She is also working with Light For The World on their Glaucoma programme in Africa.


Dr Nkiru Kizor-Akaraiwe

Governor (Africa) World Glaucoma Association

Topic:  Implementing the clinical aspect of Glaucoma guideline

Abeba T. Giorgis

MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology,
Glaucoma Fellowship Director, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Topic: The integrated glaucoma care programme set up

Ms. Svenja Schneider

Programme Coordinator, Light for the World

Topic: Equipment purchasing – processes and challenges

Kolawole Ogundimu

Senior Technical Lead,

Topic: The Sightsavers perspective in Africa


Tuesday 10th March, 2020


3pm West Africa Time

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