The 2019 David Paton, MD Lecture in Academic Global Ophthalmology

The 2019 David Paton, MD Lecture in
Academic Global Ophthalmology


Presenter: Dr. Ciku Mathenge


Dr Ciku (Wanjiku) Mathenge is a leader in eye care in Africa and has worked tirelessly for universal eye care. A highly 
trained senior consultant ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in medical retina and community ophthalmology, she 
was awarded the first Sir John Wilson Fellowship by the British Council for Prevention of Blindness. 

Dr. Ciku received her PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2011. She was Head of the 
Department of Ophthalmology at the Kigali Health Institute before joining Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital, a Center of Excellence 
for eye care in East and Central Africa and partner of the Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology (RIIO). Dr. Ciku has 
served on the advisory panel of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) for four years and is the first African woman 
to serve as a member of the ICO Board.

Dr. Ciku was the first certified trainer for Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) survey methodology in Africa. She 
also designed and set up the East African Eye Care program for the Fred Hollows Foundation which she currently supports as 
Medical Adviser for Africa. She also worked as a lead consultant with WHO AFRO Regional office to develop a package of eye 
care interventions for primary level health workers and led in the development of a primary eye care curriculum for Rwanda. 


Dr. Ciku Mathenge Lectures

1) Where There is a "Wills" There Is a Way: The RIIO Story
2) Five Trends Shaping the Future of Eye Care in Africa

Resident and Fellow presentations

3) Wills Residents present their WIRE experiences

4) Wills Academic Global Ophthalmology Fellow's Report by Dr. Zubair Ansari 

 
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Course Content

2019 David Paton, MD Lecture in Academic Global Ophthalmology
Paton Lecture-01 2019-06-12 Mathenge
Paton Lecture-02 2019-06-12 Mathenge
Paton Lecture_03 2019-06-12 WEH Residents
Paton Lecture_04 2019-06-12 WEH Fellow Ansari

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