News and notices. May 07, 2014

Short course. Epidemiology and evidence behind VISION 2020 priorities in Africa

Epidemiology and evidence behind VISION 2020 priorities in Africa: a scientific approach to programme planning

Dates and location: 1-5 December 2014, Cape Town, South Africa

About the course: Planning and implementing programmes to reduce visual impairment in populations is what VISION 2020 is all about — but anyone who’s involved knows that we don’t have all the answers. In the last decade, the application of scientific principles has helped expand our knowledge base and provided lots of new evidence that can help us make good decisions in Africa. The goal of the course is to bring participants up to date on the evidence and improve understanding of how it can be used in planning programmes to reduce visual impairment across Africa.

Target audience: Programme managers, both new and experienced, fund raisers and others who work for organizations to reduce visual impairment will benefit. National eye coordinators who plan on a large scale and individual ophthalmologists with a strong interest in public health will also gain from this course.

Find out more: Download the course leaflet (PDF 440Kb) or contact Mr. Genes Mnyanga genes@kcco.net