Dr Covadonga Bascaran MSc

Research Fellow Course Director PHEC

About Covadonga Bascaran

Course Director Public Health for Eye Care


Cova has a clinical background in Ophthalmology and has an MSc in Community Eye Health at LSHTM. She is now the Course Director of the Public Health for Eye Health MSc.

She is also the Project Director for the NGO Fundacion Vision Mundi and a director of the Burkina Health Foundation. Both are charities working in developing sustainable eye care and health programmes in low income countries.

Her main interests are capacity building for eye care in prevention of blindness and operational research related to eye care programmes.





BASTOLA, Pradeep; BASCARAN, C.; FOSTER, A. Seasonal Variations in Cataract Surgery Numbers in Mid Western and Far Western Terrain Belts of Nepal. Journal of Nepalgunj Medical College, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 2, p. 24-29, feb. 2016. ISSN 2362-1206.

Kandel, H., Murthy, G., and Bascaran, C. (2015), Human resources for refraction services in Central Nepal. Clin Exp Optom, 98, 335341. doi: 10.1111/cxo.12286.

Research areas

  • Education
  • Health outcomes
  • Health systems
  • Schools


  • Medicine
  • Operational research
  • Opthalmology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Blindness
  • Eye diseases


  • East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
  • Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
  • Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)


  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Guyana
  • Kenya
  • Nepal
  • Peru

Other interests

  • Human Resources
  • Human Resources For Health
  • Ophthalmology
  • capacity building
  • health workforce
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