Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium

Commonwealth Eye HEalth Consortium partners

Strengthening eye health systems and quality of eye care throughout the Commonwealth

Coordinated by ICEH, the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium is a group of eye health organisations from several Commonwealth countries working together to deliver an exciting, integrated, five-year programme of fellowships, research and technology which aims, over the long-term, to strengthen eye health systems and quality of eye care throughout the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium

The Consortium is working in three key areas:

  • People: strengthening capacity to deliver eye care, through training and information sharing, including Masters scholarships in Public Health for Eye Careclinical fellowships and a Commonwealth-wide diabetic retinopathy team training network;
  • Knowledge: deepening understanding of avoidable blindness and approaches to tackling it, through research fellowships;
  • Tools: development and roll out of technology such as the Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek) system which will help identify and diagnose eye problems in any setting using only a smartphone; and OpenEyes, an electronic patient record system to replace inefficient and unreliable paper systems. These have the potential to bring about a revolution in affordable eye care.

Find out more about the exciting opportunities offered by the Consortium on its website

 

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