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Innovative Tanzania pilot study finds that incorporating promotion of children’s eye health into reproductive and child health services can improve knowledge and change practices

Many blinding eye conditions of childhood are preventable or treatable, particularly in developing countries. However, primary eye care (PEC) for children is poorly developed, leading to unnecessary visual loss. Activities for control by health workers entail interventions for systemic conditions (measles, vitamin A deficiency), identification and referral of children with…

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Applications open: Clinical research fellowships from the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium

Coordinated by ICEH, the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium is a group of highly respected eye health organisations is delivering an integrated programme of fellowships, research and technology to provide quality care to all and strengthen eye health systems across the Commonwealth.

Applications are now open for the Consortium’s programme…

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Registration opens for the 2014 ISGEO congress

Registration is now open for this year’s International Society Geographical & Epidemiological Ophthalmology (ISGEO) congress which is being hosted by ICEH at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on the 11th and 12th of September.

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Find out more about the International Society Geographical &amp…

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Methodology published for the Nakuru eye disease cohort study

To date, no longitudinal, population-based studies of eye disease have been undertaken in Africa, and there have been only ten worldwide, predominantly in high-income settings.

Nakuru district (now Nakuru County), is the main district of Kenya’s largest province, the Rift Valley and has a population of 1…

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Next ISGEO Meeting Dates Agreed, 11 – 12 September 2014 at LSHTM (Updated)

The International Society Geographical & Epidemiological Ophthalmology (ISGEO) 2014 meeting is now being arranged.
The ISGEO aims to promote the science of geographic and epidemiologic ophthalmology among all people and nations. This aim encompasses the epidemiological, clinical, educational, environmental and cultural aspects of eye disease, prevention of blindness, preservation of…

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