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Archive for Month: October 2015

Rwanda produces the region’s first internationally certified eye technicians

Rwanda like most countries in Africa relies heavily on midlevel health workers to deliver eye care to its population. Mid-level health eye personnel include ophthalmic technicians, ophthalmic clinical officers, and ophthalmic nurses and so on. They can, and do, perform some of the functions of the more traditional health professionals […]

RIIO Hosts German Ambassador to Inaugurate Cornea-Help Partnership

RIIO is thrilled to be in partnership with Cornea-Help – an organization based out of Weismoor, Germany that focuses on corneal transplants for people living in sub-Saharan Africa On August 8th, 2015 RIIO hosted the German Ambassador to inaugurate this partnership Cornea-Help has been active in Liberia, Kenya, South Sudan, the […]

World Sight Day Interviews

For World Sight Day (WSD) 2015, the founders of RIIO, Dr. John Nkurikiye and Dr. Ciku Mathenge, were interviewed by Rwanda’s TV1. English Interview with Dr. Ciku Mathenge: Coming Soon!   Kinyarwanda Interview with Dr. John Nkurikiye: Coming Soon!

World Sight Day 2015

For World Sight Day 2015, RIIO visited Rwanda’s Diabetes Education Centre. Run by the Rwanda Diabetes Association, this centre provides training and education for youth living with Type 1 diabetes in Rwanda. The Rwandan International Institute of Ophthalmology actively supports the theme for World Sight Day 2015: Universal Eye Health!  […]