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Royal visit to Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium programmes in Malawi

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex marked Commonwealth Week by visiting a hospital and school in Malawi to see activities to end avoidable blindness and champion young leaders.

The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium programmes are funded by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and coordinated by the International Centre…

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CEHC Research Fellow Nyawira Mwangi leads public engagement day

Consortium Research Fellow Nyawira Mwangi recently co-ordinated a public engagement day on the theme of “Beat Diabetes”. The activity was held at the Kenya Medical Training College on the 7th April 2016, and was linked to her PhD research on diabetic retinopathy. The event involved three tiers:

A sensitization…

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Peek wins international Design Award

Last week in Copenhagen,  Consortium programme Peek received the INDEX: Award 2015 design prize. The team was awarded €100,000 for the design of an affordable smartphone adapter, Peek Retina, which will enable professional eye examinations anywhere in the world.

“Peek wins INDEX: Award 2015 partly because the portable, user…

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Peek eye testing app shown to work as well as charts for visual acuity

Portable Eye Examination Kit

Peek Acuity, the app used to test eyesight easily and affordably using a smartphone, is as accurate as traditional charts, according to a study published today.

Peek (the Portable Eye Examination Kit) is a unique smartphone-based system for comprehensive eye testing anywhere in the world which has been designed…

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Royal Visit

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex marked her 50th birthday by visiting the CEHC project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Accompanied by her husband, HRH the Earl of Wessex, she met staff and students working on The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee…

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