News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 20 No. 63 2007. September 13, 2007

Training

International Centre for Eye Health, London, UK

For application information, email registry@Lshtm.ac.uk or write to Registry, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1E 7HT, UK.

Short course in Tropical Ophthalmology

Date: 9–11 April, 2008. Objectives: The primary purpose of the course will be to familiarise participants with the main causes of blindness in the world, with emphasis on the tropics. Target audience: Ophthalmologists from high-income countries. More information: Visit www.Lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/short/sto.html

Planning for VISION 2020

Date: July 2008. Objectives: The main aim of the workshop is to familiarise participants with the goals and objectives of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight and the planning principles involved in establishing community eye health programmes at regional or national level. Target audience: Ophthalmologists and eye health charity programme managers. More information: Visit www.lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/short/spv.html

MSc in Community Eye Health

Date: 29 September, 2008 to 18 September, 2009. Objectives: To equip eye health professionals with the knowledge and skills to reduce blindness and visual disability in their own country. Target audience: Eye care professionals who have, or could have, leadership roles either within their governments or in the NGO sector. This course is not appropriate for people wanting training in clinical ophthalmology. Scholarships: Contact Emma Sydenham (emma.sydenham@Lshtm.ac.uk) for information. Please apply in October 2007 to ensure you are accepted before the scholarship closing dates in December 2007. Information and admission procedures: Visit www.Lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/masters/msceh.html or email registry@Lshtm.ac.uk

Diploma in Community Eye Health

Date: 13 February to 23 May, 2008. Objectives: To equip eye health professionals with knowledge of the major blinding eye diseases and the VISION 2020 initiative. Target audience: Eye care professionals who want to receive training in community eye health, but cannot be away from their place of work for a longer training course. Scholarships: Contact Emma Sydenham (emma.sydenham@Lshtm.ac.uk) for information. Information and admission procedures: Visit www.Lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/short/sdceh.html or email shortcourses@Lshtm.ac.uk

Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO), Tanzania

For information and admission procedures, visit the KCCO website (www.kcco.net) or contact Genes Mng’anya, KCCO Course Administrator. Email: genes@kcco.net

Bridging communities and eye care providers to achieve VISION 2020 in Africa

Date: 12–16 November, 2007. Objective: To provide eye care programme managers with the skills necessary to develop, implement, and monitor strategies for increasing utilisation of services by the population in need. Target audience: Eye care programme managers (from government, NGOs, or service groups), trainers, and key decision makers of national prevention of blindness programmes.

Management for VISION 2020 Programme Managers

Date: 19–30 November, 2007. Objective: To provide practical (African-tested) strategies for either developing or strengthening management systems to facilitate increased efficiency, coverage, and satisfaction with eye care services. Target audience: Heads and key decision makers of VISION 2020 planning areas.

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