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Education & Training

Surgical teams from North Korea train at Tilganga each year as part of a comprehensive program to improve eye care in North Korea.

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.

US Faculty Exchanges 2011

The trainers, both faculty at partner institutions and volunteer US doctors, form the backbone of HCP training programs, providing critical teaching and mentoring to doctors from throughout the world.

Click to see the list for 2011.