In 2022 Peek Vision lost a friend and colleague, Karen Sparrow. Karen had a wide-ranging professional career that included time as an optometrist in practice and, most recently, as a global programme manager for Peek Vision—overseeing global training and development for new programmes, building up knowledge in the field, and translating it to enable sustainable implementation and scale up.
To celebrate her life, Peek has created a scholarship fund to support aspiring optometrists, ophthalmic nurses, ophthalmologists and eye care managers who are committed to providing quality eye care to those in need, just as Karen did throughout her career.
The scholarship invests in potential global eye health leaders and provides career-changing opportunities by sponsoring them to attend the LSHTM short course on Global Eye Health. The 2023 course will run from 13th – 16th November.
Applicants must be optometrists, ophthalmic nurses, ophthalmologists or eye care managers from, or working in, a low or middle-income country, with at least three years of experience in eye health and fluent in English.
To apply for a scholarship, please register for the Global Eye Health course here and forward your email from The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) registry confirming your application to [email protected] stating that you wish to be considered for a scholarship. The closing date for applications for scholarships is 20th July 2023.
Successful applicants will be informed by the 18th of August, 2023.
Please contact [email protected] for further details