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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!  […]

RIIO Completes first National Survey of Blindness in Rwanda

In September, 2015, the Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology completed the first National Survey of Blindness in the country. Preliminary results show that cataract continues to be the leading cause of blindness in Rwanda and that 80% of blindness is avoidable.

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 Cornea-Help has been active in Liberia, Kenya, South Sudan, the Ivory Coast and now, Rwanda. RIIO and Cornea-Help will be working on a project […]