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COVID-19 Statements by COECSA Member Societies

Our Member societies have released statements concerning the COVID – 19 pandemic. The statements are very specific for eye health workers. The virus that causes COVID-19 is very sensitive to the alcohol and bleach disinfectants that ophthalmologists commonly use to disinfect ophthalmic instruments and office furniture. To prevent transmission of COVID-19, the same disinfection practices already […]

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ON THE ROAD TO REGIONAL OPHTHALMIC TRAINING STANDARDISATION

  In line with its mandate “to contribute to Human Resources for Health (HRH) through quality training in ophthalmology; set standards for professional ophthalmic practice; facilitate continuous professional development; and, promote research which advances ophthalmology in the region”, COECSA has continued to engage and work closely with key stakeholders from across the region.   In […]

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Clinical fellowship Curriculum Validation Meeting

Sub- specialty Clinical Fellowship Curriculum validation meeting  held on the 1st November, 2019 at Ramada Hotel in Dar es Salaam. The main objective of this meeting was to Validate the draft curriculum developed for the sub speciality clinical fellowship and discuss the progress made regarding the ongoing development of three subspecialty curriculums, namely Glaucoma, Vitreo-Retina […]

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COECSA Fellowship Exams 2019

COECSA Fellowship exams is an Annual Examination that takes place in one of the selected COECSA country chapters.This year the COECSA Fellowship Exams was held in the University of Nairobi(Department of Ophthalmology)on 25th to 27th September 2019.The Exams was facilitated by examiners from Eastern,Central and Southern Africa in partnership with the Royal College of Ophthalmology […]

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COECSA Graduation 2019

COECSA 2019 Graduation was held in Kigali conventional center Rwanda.22 participants from the university of Nairobi,Addis Ababa university,Makelle university,Jimma University,University of Gondar. Makerere University and Mbarara University of science and technology Graduated as fellows of the college.

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Advanced Glaucoma Surgery Course

The Advanced Glaucoma Course took place on 15th July 2019 to 19th July 2019 at the department of Ophthalmology University of Nairobi with 54 in attendance (all ophthalmologists). 20 selected participants from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. 16 MMed resident ophthalmologists from the University and 18 international and regional faculty.

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Medical Retina Course

Retinopathy of prematurity screening on a 4 weeks old baby at the University Teaching Hospital, Kigali. The medical retina course was held in Rwanda international institute of ophthalmology on 15th -19th July 2019.this course was attended by Ophthalmologist from Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria and South Sudan. The Course was sponsored by COECSA with the support from […]

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THE COECSA/RCOPHTH Training The Trainers Programme

COECSA has succeeded in attracting and retaining partners especially from eye care fraternity.The 2019 Training the Trainers (TTT) was held at the best western coral beach hotel, Dar es Salaam Tanzania this is collaboration between The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) and The College of Ophthalmologists of East Central and Southern Africa (COECSA). The aims […]

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Launch of Retinopathy of Prematurity Guidelines and Implementation

Dr Sarah Sitati training fellow doctor how to swaddle a baby during eye examination at the launch of retinopathy of prematurity guidelines and implementation  meeting sponsored by COECSA in parternership with the ministry of education (Kenya) this Meeting  was held on 1st March 2019 .COECSA worked in bring together  doctors from all over the country […]

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COECSA Fellowship Exam 2018.

COECSA Fellowship exams is an exams carried out annually at selected member country. In 2018 the exams was held at Mbarara university & referral hospital Eye centre. The purpose of this examination is to examine candidates who have completed their post-graduate training in ophthalmology and wish to become fellows of COECSA, with all attendant benefits. […]

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