Peek Vision Foundation launches The Peter Ackland Scholarship

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Peter Ackland, IAPB CEO, Council 2017 at KathmanduIn recognition of Peter Ackland’s contribution to global eye health, his commitment to supporting the eye health leaders of the future, and his role as Founding Trustee of the Peek Vision Foundation, The Foundation has established a scholarship in his name.

The scholarship will cover the fees, flights, visa and accommodation for one student to attend the International Eye Health one week short course at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 6 – 10 July. The scholarship will commence in 2020 and run annually for 3 years.

The Scholarship is open to any eye health professional (ophthalmic nurse, optometrist and ophthalmologist) or programme manager in the field of eye care from a Low or Middle income Country (LMIC), who has at least three years of work experience in eye health, and is fluent in English.

If you are interested in applying please contact scholarship@peekvision.org for application details. Deadline for applications is 29th February 2020  14th February 2020.

(Updated on 5 February 2020, to change the deadline from 29th February 2020 to 14th February,  as requested by Peek Vision).