In recognition of Peter Ackland’s contribution to global eye health, his commitment to supporting the eye health leaders of the future, and his role as Founding Trustee of the Peek Vision Foundation, The Foundation has established a scholarship in his name.
The scholarship will cover the fees, flights, visa and accommodation for one student to attend the International Eye Health one-week short course at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The scholarship commenced in 2020 and will run annually for 3 years.
The Scholarship is open to any eye health professional (ophthalmic nurse, optometrist and ophthalmologist) or programme manager in the field of eye care from a Low or Middle income Country (LMIC), who has at least three years of work experience in eye health, and is fluent in English.
The 2020 scholarship was awarded in July 2020. If you are interested in applying for the 2021 scholarship please contact [email protected] to register your interest.
“When you meet people and you can solve their problem, it’s a great feeling - it is not just my joy, but the joy of the patient. And when you share their joy then that is double joy.”
Ophthalmologist and Peek Kenya Country Manager