Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania & Uganda


Human Resources are the cornerstone of any successful health system. Without them, the complex health needs of communities go unmet. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) 57 countries are currently in crisis when it comes to Human Resources for Health. Of those, 36 are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Innovative strategies to address these shortages in human resource are more urgent than ever.

Across Africa, an estimated 4.8 million people are blind and a further 16.6 million are moderately to severely impaired, making it essential for us to improve on the quality of graduates and the outcomes of eye health training institutions across Sub-Saharan Africa.


Orbis Africa in partnership with IAPB Africa and the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA), will roll out Human Resources for Eye Health strengthening activities in East, Central and Southern Africa. Orbis Africa’s work will centre around Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

 Successes in HReH

• Orbis Africa has provided support in building structured residency programmes.

• We have strengthened five partner institutions to become rotation centres through various forms of sub-speciality training.

• Essential equipment has been provided to ensure the efficient running of the supported eye units.


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