University College Cape Town

University of Cape Town MPH Scholarships 2019

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust MPH-CEH Scholarships have been established to provide support to Master of Public Health (community eye health track) (MPH-CEH) students from African Commonwealth countries, to strengthen the capacity of blindness prevention activities in Africa.

  • Map of Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium members

    A pioneering and innovative programme

    The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium is a group of highly respected eye health organisations working together to deliver an innovative, integrated five-year programme to strengthen eye health systems across the Commonwealth. Find out more about us.

  • University College Cape Town

    Developing the next generation of eye health champions

    The Consortium is offering Masters (MSc) scholarships for candidates from low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries to study in London and Cape Town.

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    Building eye research capacity

    The Consortium is offering Research fellowships at PhD and post-doctoral level to eye health professionals from low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries.

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    Improving clinical skills

    The Consortium’s clinical fellowships programme is offering one-year, and three-month, fellowships to ophthalmologists from low- and middle- income Commonwealth countries helping them develop their ophthalmology sub-speciality skills they need to deliver high quality eye care.

  • Portable eye examination kit (Peek)

    Tools to support eye care service delivery

    The Consortium is supporting two major, complimentary projects which are developing new tools to support the delivery of eye care services in low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries. Find out more about OpenEyes and the Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek).


    Building LINKS

    The Consortium’s diabetic retinopathy LINKS programme will facilitate Commonwealth eye health professionals to share their experiences and knowledge, helping eye care programmes to develop appropriate strategies to respond to the growing challenge of diabetic retinopathy.

  • Accessing an Open Educational Resource

    Open Access learning resources

    The Consortium is developing three open educational resources (OERs) on core topics in ophthalmic public health to help provide Commonwealth eye health professionals with the core skills and knowledge they need to deliver successful eye care services in their communities.

  • Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium

    Strengthening eye health systems across the Commonwealth

    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. Find out more about our participating organisations.

    Worldwide there are 285 million visually impaired people, of whom 39 million are blind. Yet 80% of blindness and visual impairment is curable or treatable. Good quality eye care is a scarce resource for millions of people across the globe, including in many Commonwealth countries.

    A pioneering and innovative programme

    People: strengthening capacity to deliver eye care, through training and information sharing, including Masters scholarships in Public Health for Eye Care, clinical 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 Peek, the Portable Eye Examination Kit, which will help identify and diagnose eye problems in any setting using only a smartphone. Peek has the potential to bring about a revolution in affordable eye care. 


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