Wednesday, July 19, 2017

2018 UCT Masters Scholarships in Public Health (Community Eye Health) in South Africa

To support the training of eye health professionals with strong public health skills, the Consortium offers scholarships for candidates from low- and middle-income African Commonwealth countries who have been accepted to study for a Masters Public Health, Community Eye Health or a Postgraduate Diploma, Community Eye Health at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. 

About the course – MPH
The Masters Public Health, Community Eye Health, aims to provide students with the practical skills to develop and manage eye care programmes with an emphasis on meeting eye care needs in Africa. It also enables participants to undertake appropriate clinical and operational research to inform the practical planning and management for VISION  2020: The Right to Sight.

About the course – PGDip
The aim of the programme is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and manage a district eye care programme.  It does not provide clinical training in ophthalmology. The programme is intended for people working in prevention of blindness programmes in sub-Saharan Africa.  These may include eye care coordinators and managers and other programme staff at national, district and facility level with interest in the management of community eye health services.

Scholarship details
Scholarships will cover course fees, travel costs, and accommodation costs.
If you are considering applying for 2018 please follow the steps outlined below to register your interest.

Eligibility criteria
You must come from a low- or middle-income African Commonwealth country to apply. 
Please note – these scholarships are only for the MPH & PGDip Community Eye Health courses at UCT. We are not offering scholarships for any other MPH or PGDip.

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