Dr Covadonga Bascaran
Programme Director PHEC
Cova has a clinical background in Ophthalmology and has an MSc in Community Eye Health from LSHTM. She is the Programme Director of the Public Health for Eye Health MSc.
Cova is a Research Fellow at the International Centre for Eye Health and is currently part of the CEHC, responsible for the MSc Felllowships and as Technical Consultant for the DR NET Caribbean Programme.
She is a director of the Burkina Health Foundation, a charity working in developing sustainable eye care and health programmes in Burkina Faso.
Her main interests are capacity building for eye care in prevention of blindness and operational research related to eye care programmes.
Cova is Programme Director for the MSc in Public Health for Eye Care and module organizer for the Non communicable eye diseases Module.
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, 335–341. DOI: 10.1111/cxo.12286.
Bastola, P., Bascaran, C., Bunce, C., Pant, S., Mactaggart, I., Foster, A. Seasonal variations in cataract surgery numbers in mid western and far western terrain belts of Nepal. JNGMC Vol.12 No.2 December 2014. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3271.3443.
Latorre-Arteaga, S.,Gil-Gonzalez, D., Bascaran, C., Hurtado Nunez, R.,Peral Morales, MC., Carrillo Orihuela, G.School Eye Health Programme in the Andean region of Apurimac, Peru: an implementation research to reduce visual disability in hard-to-reach populations.Bulletin of the World Health Organization, BLT/2015/163634
Virendrakumar, B., Jolley, E., Gordon, I., Bascaran, C., Schmidt, E.Availability of evidence on cataract in low and middle income settings: a review of reviews using Evidence Gap Maps approach.British Journal of Ophthalmology, bjophthalmol-2015-308156
Hampejskova L, Bascaran C, Zondervan M. A planning tool for retinoblastoma services in sub- Saharan Africa. Paediatric Blood and Cancer 2016; 1-5.
Mwangi, N., Zondervan, M., Bascaran, C. Analysis of an international collaboration for capacity building of human resources for eye care: case study of the VISION2020 LINK between College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, United Kingdom. Human Resources for Health (2017) 15:22.