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Education & Training

Underlying the varied work carried out by HCP and Tilganga is their belief that a sustainable health care system must function effectively over the long-term with minimal external involvement. Thus, sustainable eye care requires local staffing of ophthalmologists, eye care workers and administrators and necessitates ensuring top rate training and education at all levels. A core feature of HCP’s training is to maximize the ability of mid-level eye care workers (largely ophthalmic assistants) to deliver eye care more efficiently.

Working closely with a variety of partners, HCP supports a full range of ophthalmic education – from the traditional rigorous training of surgeons to the intensive training of field workers that includes nurses, field staff and community leaders.

Recent Training Highlights

Dr. Aye Chan, a cornea fellow from Myanmar.
Dr. Olusegun Olaniyi of Nigeria with his mentor Dr. Suman.
Dr. Alemu Kerie from Ethiopia in the retina clinic.
Dr. Wossen Mulugeta Zewdu from Ethiopia, at left.
Biomedical trainee San San Lwin from Myanmar.

SLIDESHOW: The Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, HCP’s flagship training facility in Kathmandu, Nepal, provides specialized training to hundreds of trainees each year.

Trainee Profiles

Follow this link to read profiles of six HCP trainees.