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WHO Primary Eye Care Training Workshop in Kigali

Dr. Ciku Mathenge, co-director of the Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology, recently served as a Master Trainer for the World Health Organization‘s pilot training workshop in Kigali, Rwanda. The course ran from December 14th to December 17th and gathered nurses from around the country for training in Primary Eye Care (PEC). […]

Diabetes Eye Health: A guide for Health Professionals

What is Diabetes Eye Health: A Guide for Health Professionals? Diabetes Eye Health: A Guide for Health Professionals (the Guide) is a practical and informative document developed for primary health professionals on managing diabetic eye disease, in particular diabetic retinopathy (commonly called DR). The Guide aims to raise awareness among […]

Dr. Mathenge Lectures in Cape Town

Dr. Ciku Mathenge, co-director of the Rwanda International Institute, joined faculty at the University of Cape Town from November 30th to December 4th, 2015 to plan a course on Epidemiology and Evidence in UCT’s Division of Ophthalmology.

Upcoming Trachoma Workshop

The Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology (RIIO), in collaboration with the RBC’s NCD Division and the Fred Hollows Foundation will be hosting a 2 day workshop at the Lemigo Hotel, in Kigali on the 10th and 11th December 2015. The objective of the workshop is to draft an action plan on […]

RIIO Directors Attend IAPB Strategic Planning Meeting for RAAB

On November 25th and 26th, 2015, Dr. Ciku Mathenge attended the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) strategic planning meeting for the Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) survey methodology in London, England. This meeting brought together experts in the RAAB methodology to discuss the future of RAAB […]

Physician Training for World Diabetes Day

On the eve of World Diabetes Day 2015, the Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology organized a conference, in partnership with Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, that gathered physicians from around the country at the Lemigo hotel in Kigali, Rwanda. With presentations and panel discussions from Rwanda’s leading ophthalmologists and diabetes experts, attendees […]

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!  […]