News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 23 No. 73 2010. September 12, 2010


Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO)

LAICO offers instrument maintenance courses with a trainee:trainer ratio of 1:1. Four courses take place in 2011, starting on 1 February, 1 May, 1 August, and 1 November respectively. Duration: six weeks per course. Cost: US $400 (including tools). Location: LAICO, Aravind Eye Care Systems, Madurai, India. Visit for more information or write to Prof V Srinivasan, LAICO, 72, Kuruvikaran Salai, Gandhi Nagar, Madurai 625 020, Tamil Nadu, India. Email:

Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO)

All courses held in Moshi, Tanzania. For information, contact Genes Mng’anya, KCCO, Good Samaritan Foundation, P.O. Box 2254 Moshi, Tanzania, Tel +255 27 275 3547.Email: or visit

Bridging communities and eye care providers to achieve VISION 2020 in Africa: 8-12 November 2010

Management for VISION 2020 programme managers: 15-26 November 2010

Writing a research manuscript: 29 November to 3 December 2010

Community Eye Health Institute, South Africa

Certificate course in community eye health. Aim: to provide training in the management of district VISION 2020 programmes. Start date: February 2011. Duration: 10 weeks. Cost: ZA R16,500 (approximately US $2,400) plus living expenses in Cape Town. Email or write to Community Eye Health Institute, University of Cape Town, Private Bag 3, Rondebosch, 7700, South Africa.

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