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Steering Group – Diabetic Eye Disease in LMICs Priority Setting Partnership

A priority setting initiative by IAPB Diabetic Retinopathy Working Group

Steering Group

Covadonga Bascaran

Covadonga Bascaran

Cova is a Clinical Research Fellow at the International Centre for Eye Health in London where she has worked in education and research for the past 14 years. She has a particular interest in DR research and programmes. Cova is the technical lead for the Diabetic Retinopathy Network (DR-NET), which includes over 25 DR programmes in 15 LMICs and co-chairs the IAPB DR Working Group.

Dhiraj Kumar Adhikari

Dhiraj Kumar Adhikari

Myself in-charge (Ophthalmic Officer) of District Community Eye Centre Bhaktapur a branch of Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology Kathmandu Nepal. I am working in this institution since 2010 January. I have completed Diploma in Community Eye health from LV Prasad Eye Institute Hyderabad India.

Dr Raba Thapa

Dr Raba Thapa

I’m Dr. Raba Thapa MD, PhD, consultant vitreo-retina specialist at Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Nepal. I have involved in DR research activities, providing DR care, DR screening set up in rural areas, integrating DR in comprehensive DR management, DR advocacy and development of National DR Management Guideline in Nepal.

Iris Gordon

Iris Gordon

Iris Gordon is an information specialist for Cochrane Eyes and Vision based at Queens University Belfast. She has previously worked on the Sight Loss and Vision PSP and was responsible for searching for evidence to ascertain if the submitted uncertainties had been answered by current available research. She has also provided literature searching support to the following organisations: Fight for Sight, Fred Hollows Foundation, ORBIS, Sightsavers, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Vision Impact Institute and the WHO.

Lilian Kwamboka Nyaboga

Lilian Kwamboka Nyaboga

Lilian is an ophthalmic clinical officer/cataract surgeon and also has specialist in community eye health. Currently works in Kwale Eye Centre with main interest in Diabetic Retinopathy and research related to the same. Lilian is also a mentor to ophthalmology students in Kenya. Mainly from the Kenya Medical Training Institute and Jomo Kenyatta University of agriculture and Technology.

Reuben Magoko Carlo

Reuben Magoko Carlo

Reuben Magoko Carlo is a person of integrity and humour, a community mobiliser. Born 75 years ago, educated to secondary “O” level. He is the National Chairman/Founder of Kenya Defeat Diabetes Association (KDDA). Former lead project and focal person in Fred Hollows Foundation DR project in Migori/Baringo counties; DM Patients Empowerment Lead; WDF14-863 Project Diabetes Awareness and Peer Education Treasure; PCEA MT Kenya Region Health Board, just to mention a few.

Dr Telaite Biu

Dr Telaite Biu

Dr Telaite Biu is a Fijian Ophthalmologist with a special interest in tackling Diabetic Retinopathy in Pacific Island countries. She currently works at the Pacific Eye Institute in Fiji, an initiative of the Fred Hollows Foundation NZ that train eye health professionals in eradicating avoidable blindness in the Pacific.