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Subscribe to the Community Eye Health Journal
The Community Eye Health Journal is published by the International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Published quarterly, the journal is sent free to over 22,000 eye care providers in countries where the burden of eye disease and blindness is greatest.
Peer-reviewed articles are written by experts in the field and combine clinical issues with public health approaches. These include research, planning and management, appropriate technology, training and advocacy.
Read and download the journal for free on the Community Eye Health Journal website.
What readers say about the Community Eye Health Journal:
“If I am cut out from this Journal you know that I am in utter darkness.” Optometrist, Nigeria.
“The Community Eye Health Journal has been my companion for many years… The illustrations in it are so clear that showing them to students has been one of my teaching methods.” Ophthalmologist, Ethiopia.
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) VISION 2020 workshops are a flagship for VISION 2020, the global programme to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020, and are run across the world in partnership with regional stakeholders.
Workshops are targeted and reflect the needs of national governments. Since 1999, many countries with prevention of blindness plans at national and district level have addressed disease-specific issues through the workshops, such as retinopathy of prematurity and diabetic retinopathy, and influenced access to eye care services.
For more information about the workshops please visit contact your IAPB regional chair and regional co-ordinator.
The LINKS Programme
The VISION 2020 LINKS Programme works to improve quality and quantity of eye care training, mainly in Africa. The programme, which began in 2004, has so far established 21 links between training institutions in Africa and the UK. Find out more about the programme from the International Centre for Eye Health website.
Re-using the course materials
Unless stated otherwise, the materials on this course are published under the Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA) which permits non-commercial re-use without asking for permission. We encourage you to download, adapt and share these materials for teaching and learning.