This specialist eye link is part of the wider health link between Mbarara and Bristol. The eye link is part of the VISION 2020 Links programme. The VISION 2020 Links programme; established by the International Centre for Eye Health in 2004; aims to increase the quality and quantity of eye training in low income countries by developing sustainable eye links with a suitable UK partners. Find out more at http://www.iceh.org.uk/linksprogramme.asp This is a joint-link between University of Mbarara Eye Department and the Ruhero Eye Centre. The emphasis of this link is training and support; postgraduate and sub-specialist training. VISION 2020: The Right to Sight is a global programme established by the World Health Organization and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness to eliminate avoidable blindness worldwide. One of the three core components of VISION 2020 is the development of skilled and competent human resources. The links programme is a perfect fit with the aims of VISION 2020 and will contribute by strengthening ophthalmology training in low income countries (emphasis Africa).
Mr Mo Majid
Vision 2020 Link Coordinator
Bristol University Hospital Trust
Tel: 0117 923 0000
Prof Jerome Kabakyenga
Mbarara University of Science and Technology