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News - 2020

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.

Meet The Chair: Martin Frost

Peek Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Martin Frost shares his reflections on his career, how he got involved with Peek and why he thinks our work is important.

New Chair for Peek Foundation Board of Trustees

Martin Frost has been elected Chair of the Peek Vision Foundation for the next three years as of April 2020. Martin succeeds Allen Foster who will remain on the Board as a Trustee after serving as Chair for the last four years.

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“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.”

Dr Hillary Rono

Ophthalmologist and Peek Kenya Country Manager