Professor Allen Foster OBE MB ChB DO FRCS FRCOphth ILT
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Trained in medicine and ophthalmology in the UK. Worked in Tanzania 1975-85. Main interests International Public Health, Blindness and Disability.
Co-Director with Dr Hannah Kuper of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED). The activities of ICED are Research and Education to improve health care for persons with disabilities, with a focus on low income countries.
Co-Director with Professor Clare Gilbert of the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH). The activities of ICEH are Research and Education to improve eye care and eliminate avoidable blindness, with a focus on low income countries.
From 2006 until June 2013 President of CBM , an international christian disability and development organisation, whose purposes are to improve the quality of life of persons with disability, reduce the risk of disability in vulnerable populations and to promote the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities in society.
Overall responsible for Masters in PHEC;
Study Unit Organiser on Masters PHEC;
Organiser Short Course on International Eye Health;
Support for ICEH and ICED Overseas Workshops;
Individual lectures e.g. DTMH.
Control of Blinding Diseases; Trachoma, Onchocerciasis, Cataract, Childhood Blindness;
Cost-effectiveness and Quality of Life studies in Eye Care;
Implementation of VISION 2020 and Global Action Plan 2014-19.
Health service research for children and adults with disabilities.
- Child health
- Disease control
- Global Health
- Health inequalities
- Public health
- Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
- Eye diseases
- Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
- Non-communicable diseases
- East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
- Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
- Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
- South Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- Blindness Prevention
- Child Disability
- Child Disability,inclusive Education
- Childhood Blindness
- Childhood Disability
- Community Based Health Agents
- Community health services
- Disability And Development
- Disability And Rehabilitation
- Disability Rights
- Hearing And Visual Impairments
- Neglected Tropical Diseases
Prevalence of age-related macular degeneration in nakuru, kenya: a cross-sectional population-based study.
Mathenge, W. ; Bastawrous, A. ; Peto, T. ; Leung, I. ; Foster, A. ; Kuper, H. ;
PLoS Med, 2013; 10(2):e1001393
The Nakuru Posterior Segment Eye Disease Study: Methods and Prevalence of Blindness and Visual Impairment in Nakuru, Kenya.
Mathenge, W.; Bastawrous, A.; Foster, A.; Kuper, H.;
Ophthalmology, 2012; 119(10):2033-9
The impact of cataract surgery on activities and time-use: results from a longitudinal study in kenya, bangladesh and the Philippines.
Polack, S.; Eusebio, C.; Mathenge, W.; Wadud, Z.; Rashid, M.; Foster, A.; Kuper, H.;
PLoS One, 2010; 5(6):e10913
Does Cataract Surgery Alleviate Poverty? Evidence from a Multi-Centre Intervention Study Conducted in Kenya, the Philippines and Bangladesh.
Kuper, H.; Polack, S.; Mathenge, W.; Eusebio, C.; Wadud, Z.; Rashid, M.; Foster, A.;
PLoS One, 2010; 5(11):e15431
Two doses of azithromycin to eliminate trachoma in a Tanzanian community.
Solomon, A.W.; Harding-Esch, E.; Alexander, N.D.; Aguirre, A.; Holland, M.J.; Bailey, R.L.; Foster, A.; Mabey, D.C.; Massae, P.A.; Courtright, P.; Shao, J.F.;
N Engl J Med, 2008; 358(17):1870-1
A national survey of musculoskeletal impairment in Rwanda: prevalence, causes and service implications.
Atijosan, O.; Rischewski, D.; Simms, V.; Kuper, H.; Linganwa, B.; Nuhi, A.; Foster, A.; Lavy, C.;
PLoS One, 2008; 3(7):e2851
A case-control study to assess the relationship between poverty and visual impairment from cataract in Kenya, the Philippines, and Bangladesh.
Kuper, H.; Polack, S.; Eusebio, C.; Mathenge, W.; Wadud, Z.; Foster, A.;
PLoS Med, 2008; 5(12):e244
Targeted treatment of active trachoma.
Mabey, D.; Bailey, R.; Solomon, A.; Burton, M.; Gilbert, C.; Foster, A.; Lietman, T.; West, S.;
JAMA, 2007; 297(6):588
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