Comm Eye Health J. 06 February 2024 Epub ahead of print. Comm Eye Health Vol. 36 No. 121 2023 pp 28. Published online 06 February 2024.

How the Community Eye Health Journal supports learning in Zambia and Ghana

Juliet Mulenga

Ophthalmologist: University Teaching Hospitals, Lusaka, Zambia

Louis Oteng-Gyimah

Ophthalmologist: Anglican Eye Clinic, Jachie, Ghana

A female eye care worker is sitting at a desk reading a copy of the journal.
A second-year resident reads up in preparation for an eye care presentation. ZAMBIA © Juliet Mulenga CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
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Our supporters show how eye care professionals are using the Community Eye Health Journal in their place of work.

Four eye care workers standing in a room listening to a co-worker who is talking while pointing to pages of the journal stuck on the wall of the room
A senior nurse uses the eye emergency issue from 2018 ( to teach student nurses about different emergency conditions and their management. ZAMBIA © Juliet Mulenga CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
A female doctor is sitting at a slit lamp with a patients explaining something to her using an article from the journal.
A resident ophthalmologist uses the journal to talk to a patient about their eye condition. ZAMBIA © Juliet Mulenga CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Two female eye care workers looking at a journal article together.
Student nurses learning how eye equipment can be modified to reduce the spread of infections. ZAMBIA © Juliet Mulenga CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Three eye care workers are sitting at a table looking at copies of the journal. Each of them are wearing different coloured scrubs (green, purple and blue).
The surgical team discuss articles from the ‘Running a safe eye service issue ( GHANA © Louis Oteng-Gyimah CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Two male colleagues are discussing an article in a copy of the journal while sitting in clinic.
Explaining herpes simplex infection of the cornea to a client in the consulting room. GHANA © Louis Oteng-Gyimah CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Juliet Mulenga is an ophthalmologist at the University Teaching Hospitals – Eye Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia and Louis Oteng-Gyimah is an ophthalmologist at the Anglican Eye Clinic in Jachie, Ghana. They are both alumni of the MSc Public Health for Eye Care offered by the International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (

Last year, Juliet and Louis, who are both Journal readers, offered to help ensure that the Community Eye Health Journal reaches everyone in their country who needs it, in the most appropriate format – whether that is via our website (, via our handy smartphone app (see panel), or as print copies.

These photos show how they, and their colleagues, use the Community Eye Health Journal in their daily work.

Did you know?

Our smartphone app has a Library feature that allows you to download articles to your phone and save them in your own set of named folders – ready for outreach, teaching, or talking to patients about their eye condition. You can access these articles even when you’ve run out of data!

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