Eastern Africa College of Ophthalmologists (EACO)

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2001, following activities initiated in 1997. 2005, Kampala (Uganda) launched as regional training arm of Ophthalmological Society of Eastern Africa (OSEA). Registered in accordance with the laws of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania UR. Ceased to exist when merged with OSEA to become College of Ophthalmology of Eastern Central and Southern Africa (COECSA).


Increase the quantity and improve the quality of eye acre in the Eastern Africa region through training, research and sub-specialization in ophthalmology.

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Promoting Quality Ophthalmology (PQO) Project aims to contribute to poverty reduction by improving access to eye health and the quality of eye care in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania UR, following 2 prong approach: infrastructural development of the 5 member universities in East Africa; enhancing the capacity of ophthalmologists in East Africa for better service delivery. Consequent activities include: post-graduate scholarships; fellowships; Continuous Professional Development (CPD); sub-specialty in ophthalmology; research training; collaborate research; outreach; infrastructural development; acquisition of appropriate equipment and technology; advocacy for incorporation of visual impairment into national health policies; Twinning Programme. Participates in international events; publishing activity.


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Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 8 countries
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Subjects *

  • Medicine
    • Eyesight
  • Education
    • Colleges

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



Last News Received

16. Nov 2009
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