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Prof. John Nkurikiye gives a lecture to future OCO’s at the Unversity of Rwanda

Professor John Nkurikiye at the University of Rwanda for a lecture with year 2 students/future OCOs. He took them through the Journey and progress of Eye health in Rwanda.

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The situation of   COVID-19 occurred in the past year and has continued until now has been a crisis that no one expected.  Despite all challenges we have encountered, RIIO has been able to impact the lives of 3,456 People during the reporting period by providing  quality eye health solutions  […]


We’d like to thank everyone who has submitted applications for our residency program. Our applications are closed and successful candidates will be notified shortly by our applications team.

Global eye care targets endorsed by the Member States at the 74th World Health Assembly

The World Health Assembly endorsed the global targets for effective coverage of refractive errors and cataract surgery to be achieved by 2030  – namely, a 40 percent increase in coverage of refractive errors and a 30 percent increase in coverage of cataract surgery. These targets will play a key role […]

RIIO 3rd Year Residents Return from CADESSO

We are so happy to have 3rd year RIIO Residents back home from GUINEA Conakry after 3 months at CADESSO where they have greatly benefited from the Small Incision Cataract surgery Course . During the feedback session at RIIO, they have expressed their gratitude to the organizer (RIIO) and the […]

Dr. William G. Myres Visits RIIO

Dr William George Myres , A senior Ophthalmologist ,Oculoplastic and MSICs Surgeon from USA . Is visiting Rwanda for two months to support the RIIO Residency Program . While at RIIO he will lecture the Oculoplastic Skills and mentoring Residents in MSICs under support of Professor Ciku Mathenge . It […]

2 Benefit from Strabismus Surgery at the RIIO@Kibagabaga Community Eye Clinic.

RIIO Founder, Dr. John Nkurikiye supported by our residents performed 2 Strabismus surgeries, yesterday at the RIIO@Kibagabaga Community Eye Clinic. The two children who were beneficiaries were Rugamba Jean Pierre 5 years old and IRUKUNDA Raissa 3 years old.

Prof. Ciku leads Cataract Outreach at the Nyamata Hospital.

Under cataract outreach program led by MOH , yesterday 15th April 2021 , RIIO Director Professor Ciku Mathenge assisted by RIIO Residents performed 33 operations among them 21 cataract cases at Nyamata Hospital in Bugesera District . RIIO is always committed to improve access to high quality eye care services […]

Kwibuka 27

Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology (RIIO) yifatanije n’Abanyarwanda mu Kwibuka ku nshuro ya 27 Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi. Kwibuka Twiyubaka Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology ( RIIO) pays tribute to those who lost their lives in one of the darkest moment in our History. We express our heartfelt solidarity with the […]

The 2021 Power List

We are proud to announce that RIIO director Prof. Wanjiku Mathenge has been included in the Ophthalmologist’s Power List 2021. The list is comprised of the most influential female figures in Ophthalmology. Join us in congratulating and celebrating her!  Read more here:https://theophthalmologist.com/power-list/2021