Groote Schuur, Cape Town and Oxford Eye Hospital Link

Fields of work Ophthalmology
UK Partner Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust
Developing Country Partner Groote Schuur Hospital
Contact Dr Peggy Frith Lead Clinician Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust Hospital Headley Way Oxford OX3 9DU Tel: 01865 231578 jill.hudson@orh.nhs.uk

This link is a specialist eye link and 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 quantity and quality of eye training in low income countries by developing sustainable eye links with a suitable UK partner.  Find out more at http://www.iceh.org.uk/linksprogramme.asp 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)  The link has successfully held its first eight-month exchange and is securing funding to continue on an annual basis.

Contact Details

Dr Peggy Frith
Lead Clinician

Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust
Hospital Headley Way
Oxford
OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 231578
jill.hudson@orh.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof Colin Cook
Head of Eye Department

Groote Schuur Hospital
Cape Town
South Africa

Tel: +4066210
colin.cook@uct.ac.za

Additional Information

www.gsh.co.za

Website: www.iceh.org.uk/linksprogramme.asp