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News - July 2020

Mariam’s pink glasses: eye health and gender

Peek's Head of Global Programme Design Dr Priya Morjaria writes about the importance of recognising and addressing gender inequity in health.

Eye health after COVID-19: where next?

Peek CEO and co-founder Dr Andrew Bastawrous provides his perspective on the effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on eye health.

Decision-guiding app could boost eye health capacity in regions with few specialist resources

New research shows that a smartphone decision-guiding app can help community volunteers to identify and refer patients to eye care services almost as effectively as an experienced eye health professional.  

Peter Ackland scholarship goes virtual

The Peek Vision Foundation has extended its new Peter Ackland scholarship award to all 22 shortlisted candidates, following the decision to move the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) short course on international eye health online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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