Developing the next generation of eye health champions across the Commonwealth

The Consortium provides scholarships to study public health masters (MSc) programmes in South Africa and the UK to help equip ophthalmologists and eye care managers with the skills and knowledge they need to implement effective, sustainable strategies to prevent and treat blindness across the Commonwealth.

Masters scholarships to study at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

The Masters in Public Health, Community Eye Health, at the University of Cape Town in South Africa aims to provide students with the practical skills to develop and manage eye care programmes with an emphasis on meeting eye care needs in Africa. Find out more about our UCT scholarships

Masters scholarships to study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

The Masters in Public Health for Eye Care at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine aims to train world leaders in prevention of blindness and to strengthen research and academic capacity for eye care programmes and training facilities, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Find out more about our LSHTM scholarships

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Masters scholarships at the University of Cape Town

To support the training of eye health professionals with strong public health skills, the Consortium offers scholarships for candidates from low- and middle-income African Commonwealth countries who have been accepted to study for a Masters Public Health, Community Eye Health or a Postgraduate Diploma, Community Eye Health at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Find out more about the course

Masters scholarships at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

To support the training of eye health professionals with strong public health skills, we are offering scholarships for candidates from low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries who have been accepted to study for a Masters in Public Health for Eye Care at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom.

Find out more about the course

Laser treatment for proliferative diabetic retinopathy. SOUTH AFRICA. Credit: Elmien Wolvaardt Ellison

Case Studies: Impact

Some of our Masters Fellows have now returned to their home countries, having graduated from either LSHTM or UCT. They have written about their experiences and the impact the Consortium Scholarships had on their work.

 

 

Read about their stories here

2016 MSc Scholars

Nasiru Muhammad Abubakar

Nasiru Muhammad Abubakar is a lecturer  and ophthalmologist who undertook a MSc at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Meet more of the 2016 Cohort here.

2017 MSC Scholars

Hope Mackline

Hope Mackline is a Medical Doctor working at the Infectious Diseases Institute Kampala, Uganda, who studied the MPH at University of Cape Town.

Meet more of the 2017 Cohort here.