The Community Eye Health Institute (UCT-CEHI) and Fred Hollows Foundation commenced a partnership to deliver management training to eye care workers in sub-Saharan African eye care programmes.
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness conducted a RAAB Training of Trainers workshop in Woking, south of London in the UK between 16 and 22 June 2014. RAAB stands for Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness. The Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) is a standardised method to conduct a population based survey on blindness and visual impairment in a defined population. The Director of the Community Eye Health Institute, Mr Deon Minnies, was one of 11 participants targeted to increase the capacity to conduct these highly economical, efficient and valuable blindness prevalence surveys in Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia.
The year 2020 was a tough year for everyone. Despite the terrible lockdown situation, the anguish about the dangers of Covid-19 and the pressures imposed on us from all sides, the Postgraduate Dimploma in Community Eye Health Class of 2020 delivered our very first student who PASSED with DISTINCTION!