New Seminar!: “Eye Care in Africa: Public Health collaborating and competing with Clinical Care to end avoidable blindnesss” 9 March 12.45pm – 2pm, John Snow B, K/LSHTM
February 23, 2017


Part of the ICED Seminar Series:

ICED and the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) jointly present:

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

Ciku Mathenge MD, PhD

2003 Alumna – MSc Public Health for Eye Care & 2010 PhD @ LSHTM

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Date: Thursday 9th March 2017
Time: 12:45 – 14:00
Venue: John Snow B, LSHTM Keppel Street

This seminar will be audio recorded

About the seminar and speaker:

In celebration of the annual ICEH Alumni Workshop, held each year the week of the MSc Graduation Ceremony, Dr Ciku Mathenge will present her successes and achievements after graduation from LSHTM.

Dr Ciku Mathenge, a leader in Eye Care in Africa both in clinical care and in research, 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 both the International Council of Ophthalmology Board and 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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