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Collaborating and competing with Clinical Care to end avoidable blindness

Eye Care in Africa: Public Health collaborating and competing with Clinical Care to end avoidable blindness

About the seminar and speaker:

In celebration of the annual ICEH Alumni Workshop held each year the week of the MSc Graduation Ceremony and we have the Workshop’s Lead Facilitator Dr Ciku Mathenge, a leader in Eye Care in Africa both in clinical care and in research presenting her successes and achievements after graduation from LSHTM.

Dr Ciku Mathenge is a double alumni of the International Centre for Eye Health qualifying with an MSC in 2002 and a PhD in 2010. Ciku is a comprehensive ophthalmologist working in a large multispecialty eye hospital in Rwanda. She has subspecialty training in Medical Retina but the hospital sees all types of patients.

After relocating to Rwanda, Ciku became the Head of Ophthalmology Department at the Kigali Health Institute, University of Rwanda and while there, she carried out a total revamp of the curriculum in order to make it meet international standards. She has worked as an advisor on Eye Health to the WHO AFRO and helped develop tools for use in primary level implementation of eye health activities for the AFRO region. She also sits on the International Council of Ophthalmology Board as well as on the ICO Diabetic Retinopathy Task Force. She is one of the authors of the Diabetic Retinopathy guidelines.

Dr Ciku Mathenge is also the Medical Advisor for Africa for the Fred Hollows Foundation, a large prevention of blindness organisation.

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This seminar will be audio recorded.


Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.



Romulo Fabunan