Health services research by ICEH MSc for Public Eye Health students 


Each year students of the MSc for Public Eye Health conduct a research project as part of their course, supervised by ICEH staff as well as by a researcher or clinician in their home country. Often, students choose a topic that answers an important health services topic in their country. Some recent examples are shown below.


    • Burn, H., Puri, L., Roshan, A., Singh, S. K., & Burton, M. J. (2020). Primary eye care in eastern nepal. Ophthalmic Epidemiology27(3), 165–176.
    • Mensah-Debrah, A., Amissah Arthur, K. N., Kumah, D. B., Akuffo, K. O., Osei Duah, I., & Bascaran, C. (2021). Situational analysis of diabetic retinopathy treatment Services in Ghana. BMC Health Services Research, 21(1), 584.
    • Maswadi, R., Bascaran, C., Clare, G., Ramada, M. A., Al Talbishi, A., & Foster, A. (2021). Cataract surgical services in palestine. Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 1–9.
    • Kitema GF, Morjaria P, Mathenge C, Ramke J. The appointment system influences uptake of cataract surgical services in Rwanda Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021;18:743.
    • Ibrahim N, Ramke J, Pozo-Martin F, Gilbert CE. Willingness to pay for cataract surgery is much lower than actual costs in Zamfara State, northern Nigeria. Ophthalmic Epidemiol 2018;25(3):227-233.
    • Cataract surgery in Southern Ethiopia: distribution, rates and determinants of service provision

E.Habtamu, Z.Eshete and M.J.Burton
BMC Health Services Research, 2013; 13:480

    • Clearing the backlog: trichiasis surgeon retention and productivity in Northern Ethiopia

E.A.Habtamu, S.N.Rajak, T.Gebre, M.Zerihun, A.Genet, P.M.Emerson and M.J.Burton
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2011; 5 (4): e1014