News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 22 No. 70 2009. June 11, 2009


Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, Tanzania, Visit or contact Genes Mng’anya at

Bridging communities and eye care providers for VISION 2020 in Africa, 9-13 November 2009. target audience: eye care programme managers, trainers, and key decision makers of national prevention of blindness programmes.

Organisational and financial management to achieve VISION 2020 in Africa. 16-27 November 2009. target audience: heads and key decision makers of VISION 2020 planning areas.

Postgraduate diploma in community eye health. University of Cape Town, South Africa, January 2010. target audience: national VISION 2020 coordinators and district VISION 2020 programme managers. Duration: one year. Closing date: 30 October 2009. Fee: ZAR 35,000 (US $3,500). Contact Deon Minnies at

Paediatric ophthalmology in 2010: clinical practice and its scientific foundations. Institute for Child Health, London, 18-22 January 2010. target audience: ophthalmologists and consultants. Fee: £650 (reductions available for low- and middle income countries). For information, call +44 207 829 8692 or email

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