UKZN Lecturer Part of the International Low Vision Capacity Building Programme
UKZN’s Discipline of Optometry lecturer, Ms Nishanee Rampersad recently participated in the International Low Vision Capacity Building Programme, a collaboration between the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in India, Standard Chartered Bank and the Brien Holden Vision Institute which aims to develop human resources at global level to meet the needs of the population that require low vision care and rehabilitation.
The LVPEI is a not-for-profit, comprehensive eye care institution committed to delivering high-quality treatment and care for patients, embracing all socio-economic backgrounds.
The low vision capacity building programme involved staff from African universities that attended a three-month clinical rotation at the LVPEI.
Rampersad was selected as one of the focal persons that were nominated from each of the four sub-Saharan countries.
She said, ‘the low Vision Capacity Building programme for sub-Saharan Africa has been a great initiative and currently involves four faculty members from Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.’
The trainees shared their thoughts and personal perspectives about Low vision with regards to their respective countries.
‘We thank the Brien Holden Vision Institute for this programme in collaboration with Seeing Is Believing (SiB) of Standard Chartered Bank,’ she said.
Words: Nombuso Dlamini