• Leicester Lead:  Joyce Burns
  • Gondar Lead:  Dr Asamere

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Dr Asamere (left) with Mr Geoffery Woodruff of the Ophthalmology Department UHL NHS Trust

An Link between the Ophthalmology Departments at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) and Gondar Hospital was established in 2009 following the visit to Leicester of Dr Asamare a Senior Resident in the Opthalmology at Gondar Hospital, for a clinical attachment. 

A team from UHL visited Gondar in March 2013, when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed.  This Link is now recognised and supported by Vision 2020.

In 2014, Mulusew, a resident Paediatric Ophthalmologist from Gondar, began a research programme looking into the causes of childhood blindness in conjunction with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

In 2015, Mulusew and Dr Asamare visited Leicester along with attending conferences elsewhere in the country. A return visit by Geoff Woodruff is expected to take place in early 2016 and this link keeps going from strength to strength.

If you would like more information about this project, please contact either in Leicester - Somnath Banerjee at sbeyedoc@yahoo.co.uk or in Gondar - Dr Asamere at asameret@yahoo.com

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