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Graduation day
Students graduate from the MSc Public Health for Eye Care at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Next steps

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine offers many further study options related to what you have learnt and discussed over the duration of this course. Details of MSc, research degree, and short course programmes delivered both face-to-face and via distance learning can be found on the School’s website.

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.

How to get the journal

Read and download the journal free online: go to the Community Eye Health Journal website. To order the journal, complete the subscription form.

image of articles from the Community Eye Health Journal

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.

IAPB workshops

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.

IAPB VISION 2020 workshops will make a critical contribution to the new WHO Action Plan for the prevention of avoidable blindness and visual impairment 2014 – 19. For more information about the workshops please visit the IAPB website.

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

We encourage eye care educators and learners to download, adapt and re-use the content from this course for teaching and learning purposes. To evaluate how the material is being used, the International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine would be grateful if you could provide them with some basic information on how you will use the material.

How does online learning influence your working life?

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is keen to learn more about the professional value of online learning, specifically via Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). We aim to gather learners’ perspectives on the value and impact of MOOCs in the context of professional development, the importance of validating this form of learning, and find out how a working lifestyle might influence choices made with regards to education.

We would very much appreciate it if you would consider answering a few short questions, and they should only take 5-10 minutes to complete.

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Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine