Improving ophthalmology sub-specialty clinical skills across the Commonwealth

The Consortium’s clinical fellowships programme is offering both long-term (one-year) fellowships and short-term (three-month) attachments to ophthalmologists from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries. Through the enhancement of sub-specialty knowledge and skills and the delivery of high quality eye care, Commonwealth fellows can return to more effectively relieve the burden of blindness in their own countries.

We originally planned to offer a total of 100 fellowships (60 one year fellowships and 40 3 month attachments) over the 5 years of CEHC. We have already exceeded this number and are not currently expecting to offer any further fellowships.

We have also been able to fund several 3-month Low Vision fellowships, open to optometrists or ophthalmologists as well as short attachments in equipment maintenance, eye banking, microbiology and prosthetics.

 The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium’s clinical fellowship scheme has been running since 2014 and is due to end on May 31st 2019. All the fellowship places have now been allocated and applications for the programme are now closed

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