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VISION 2020 Links Programme

The VISION 2020 Links Programme was launched in 2004 within the International Centre for Eye Health linking eye health institutions in the UK with overseas eye centres. The programme is designed to build the skills and capacity of eye institutions in developing countries, principally in Africa where the need is particularly great. The Programme will link a training eye hospital in a developing country with a training eye unit (NHS Trust hospital/university department) in the UK to facilitate knowledge and skills transfer (both clinical and managerial) over a period of 3-5 years or longer if needed. The Links Programme will work with each overseas partner centre to identify its main needs and priorities and match them with the UK institution that best meets those needs.

The programme publishes a quarterly newsletter and monthly e-mail bulletin.

For more information about becoming involved in these ophthalmic links or to register your interests, please contact Marcia Zondervan, VISION 2020 Links Programme Manager, at Marcia.Zondervan@LSHTM.AC.UK or visit the Links programme website at http://www.iceh.org.uk/inf_links.asp