The College of Ophthalmology of Eastern Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) -Curriculum
The College of Ophthalmology of Eastern Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) is a specialized virtual College founded in 2012 after a successful voluntary merger between the Eastern Africa College of Ophthalmologists (EACO) and Ophthalmological Society of Eastern Africa (OSEA).
COECSA plays a critical role in the sector because of its mandate and available expertise in eye care at different levels. Its work augments what other partners are doing and provides a basis for further intervention in other areas that COECSA is not involved in. COECSA’s products such as research, curricula, standards, quality assessments, and policy reviews provide the basis to further programmatic intervention. COECSA, therefore, places premium on partnership and collaboration because it is the synergy that is brought by working with others that produces sustainable results. This is the reason why COECSA sees itself as a catalyst for action by many actors.
The College seeks to work in tandem with regional and global initiatives and to support international commitments including Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 2030 IN SIGHT Strategy that seeks to ELEVATE vision as a fundamental, economic, social and development issue, INTEGRATE eye health in wider health care systems and ACTIVATE consumer demand and market ; WHO AFRO Road Map for scaling up HRH; 4th EAC Development Strategy; national eye care plans in the region, and national development plans, towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
To improve the number and quality of eye care workers in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa through training, leadership and promoting standards of practice, research and advocacy.
Eye health for all in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.
The Goal of COECSA:
Skilled and motivated eye health work force for quality eye care in Eastern Central & Southern Africa region.
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