The programme is open to doctors in Africa for postgraduate courses in ophthalmology. Applicants must adhere to CBM’s core values and follow CBM Disability inclusive practices for strengthening comprehensive eye care and the guidelines for the protection of persons with disabilities. Applicants must also live and work in these African countries: Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia.
This scholarship programme is an important step towards improving eye care in Africa and is in line with CBM’s mission to create an inclusive society for all.
The comprehensive scholarship package includes tuition fees, stipend, relocation expenses, in-patient medical care, conference fees and a set of ophthalmic instruments. Successful candidates will be selected based on their willingness to work in an eye care facility serving communities in underserved regions of their home country after training.
Applicants must sign a service term agreement with their current employer committing to work in an ophthalmic facility serving underserved communities for a period equal to their years of training or more, in accordance to the HR policy of their employer.
Interested candidates should apply by email to [email protected] with a letter of motivation, a current CV, a letter of acceptance from a training institution in within Africa and a signed service term agreement. The application deadline is 13 December 2023.
For more information about the scholarship programme, potential applicants can contact the programme manager at scholarships.afe(at)cbm(dot)org
Image on top: Dr. Angela Birungi is one of the ophthalmology scholarship holders currently training at Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda/Credit: CBM