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What is CEHI?

The Community Eye Health Institute (CEHI) was established in 2008 with the broad aim to build capacity in public eye health services in sub-Saharan Africa. Through education and training, programme development and research, CEHI aims to promote the application of the principles and techniques of advocacy, strategic leadership and programme management to improve the performance of district, provincial and national prevention of blindness programmes.

CEHI is supported and assisted by individuals and organisations who share the ideal of adequately resourced eye care programmes, necessary for the furtherance of the goals of blindness prevention initiatives.

CEHI's main stakeholders include national and provincial health departments, non-governmental organisations involved in eye care, businesses seeking expression of their corporate social responsibility mandates through eye care outcomes, and individual or programme beneficiaries of the institute's suite of training programmes.

Please note:

CEHI does not provide medical eye care services to individuals.  Our focus is on training, development and research in public eye health projects and programmes on facility, district, provincial and national level.  Should you need further information about eye care services for yourself or loved ones, please contact the relevant eye health service provider.

People seeking information regarding medical eye services and providers should ask their local doctor or optometrist for appropriate referral.