Boulter Fellowships

Boulter Fellows 2020/2021
Top left to right; Mildred Aleser, Eunice Alfredo, Ruth Alfin Bottom left to right: Baimba Idriss , Ally Magero, Gladys Atto

BCPB’s Boulter Fellowship Scheme was set up in 1982 to enable eye care professionals from the developing world to train in the UK and achieve the specialist skills needed in their country of origin. We work with the International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to offer Boulter Fellowships to students from the developing world to undertake a Master of Science Degree in Public Health for Eye Care at ICEH. The course extends the trainees’ expertise in clinical ophthalmology, which is applied to individual patients, to cover the eye health of whole populations – how their needs can best be evaluated and met, and how the challenges of doing this in low income countries can be overcome. Sharing knowledge with other eye care professionals and maintaining contact after the course via the alumni network are key elements, to ensure best practice is shared widely.  

At the end of this programme students should be able to:

• describe the basic epidemiology of the major blinding eye diseases
• design and interpret studies to assess public health eye care needs using appropriate research methods
• critically appraise and select appropriate public health interventions for the major blinding eye diseases
• design a comprehensive eye care programme for appropriate preventive and therapeutic measures for a community
• develop the skills necessary for resource mobilisation, management and evaluation of local comprehensive eye care programmes and integration into health systems
• discuss the importance of disability in the global context, appraise the epidemiology of visual impairment leading to disability and the impact of disability on people’s lives

Our Boulter Fellowship programme, now in its 37th year, has provided over 160 students with the skills to plan and manage eye care at regional and community level, and to undertake research on how best to prevent blindness in their own countries. Now leaders in blindness prevention, each of them are saving on average 40,000 people’s sight in the course of their career. That is over 2.2m people. They will also on average each train a further 200 people in eye care who will in turn pass on their knowledge and expertise to hundreds of others, meaning a small investment has a multiplier effect over several years.  This ‘skills cascade’, growing over time, provides a long-term solution to avoidable blindness.

Boulter Fellows 1982 – Present

DATE NAMEPROFESSIONCOUNTRY
1982-83Nawaz Khan
Priyamvada Kolhatkar
Lucey Nyaguthaii
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmic Nurse
India
India
Kenya
1984-85Samir Hussein
Hamdy Saleh Sayed
Gordon Johnson
Anselm Salins
Ophthalmologist
Doctor
Ophthalmologist
Doctor
Sudan
Egypt
Britain
India
1986-87Jean-Paul Heldt
Fusun Sayek
Shaka Demie Tolla
Maria Hagan
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Nurse
Ophthalmologist
France
Turkey
Ethiopia
Ghana
1989-90Leonard Teye-Botchway
Feyza Onder
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Nigeria
Somalia
1991-92David SokooiOphthalmic NurseKenya
1992-93Aggrey Ndyaba
Elizabeth Moulton
Ophthalmic Nurse
Optometrist
Uganda
Britain
1993-94Abdirisak Ahmed MohamedOphthalmologistSomalia
1995-96Ishikande Ndossi
David Lusale
Amos Twinamasiko
Shahzad Saeed
Ophthalmic Nurse
Medical Assistant
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Tanzania
Zambia
Uganda
Pakistan
1996-97Mirriam Dlamini Lamsibi
Nidey Pandey
Ophthalmic Nurse
Ophthalmologist
Swaziland
India
1997-98Asim Kumar Sil
Chibozor Uwadi
Ophthalmologist
Optometrist
India
Nigeria
1998-99Francis Mulwanyi
Mohamoud Ali Jama
Ophthalmologist
Health Worker
Uganda
Somalia
1999-00Dr Ayotunde Ajaiyeoba
Dr Paddy Musana
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Nigeria
Uganda
2000-01Mr Ali Yousif Ngor Jack
Dr Chigozie Mbadugha
Dr Parikshit Gogate
Mr Noah Poya
Optometrist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Programme Manager
Sudan
Nigeria
India
Uganda
2002-03Dr Kuldeep Dole
Mr Marmamula Srinivas
Dr Michael Ekuoba-Gyasi
Optometrist
Optometrist
Optometrist
India
India
N. Ghana
2003-04
Dr Rohit Khanna
Dr Olufunmilaya Bankole
Dr Mansyur Suymarti
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
India
Nigeria
West Java
2004-05
Dr Perpetua Odugbo
Dr Anne Ebri
Dr Bitrus Danboyi
Dr Robert Mayeku
Dr Noela Prasad
Dr Oathokwa Nkomazana
Dr Ida Ngowi
Dr Sanjay Singh
Ophthalmologist
Optometrist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Nigeria
Nigeria
The Gambia
Uganda
India
Botswana
Tanzania
India
2006-07Aaron Magava
Pankaj Bhattacharyya
Jaques Kemabia
Evelyn Diaz
Tran Huy Hoang
Zhigang Yuan
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Zimbabwe
India
Ghana
Dominican Republic
Vietnam
China
2007-08Grace Adepoju
Simon Chisi
Vishnu Vahan Prasan
Mulu Lisanwork
Mohammed Abdull
Muhammad Umar Fawad
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Nigeria
Zambia
India
Ethiopia
Nigeria
Pakistan
2008-09Dr Bharath Balasubramaniam
Dr. Charles Bekibele
Dr John Costa
Dr Seth Larty
Edson Mwaipopo
Hospital Administrator
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Eye Care Co-ordinator
India
Nigeria
Bangladesh
Ghana
Tanzania
2009-10Josephine Adekoya
Dr Sandeep Buttan
Dr Chimgee Chuluunkhuu
Dr Sunu Dulal
Dr Milka Mwafir
Dr Abubakar Tafida
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Nigeria
India
Mongolia
Nepal
Tanzania
Nigeria
2010-11Esmael Habtamu
Praveen Vashist
Rohan Chariwala
Sharon Maseko
Ben Bwonya
Ada Aghaji
Valensha Surong
Ophthalmic nurse
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Optometrist
Ophthalmologist
Paediatric Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ethiopia
India
India
Swaziland
Uganda
Nigeria
India
2011-12Dr Hillary Rono
Dr Affiong Ibanga
Dr Kennedy Opoku
Dr Matthew Vandy
Dr Mohammed Adamu
Ms Anne Orlina
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Optometrist
Kenya
Nigeria
Ghana
Sierra Leone
Nigeria
Philippines
2012-13Marzieh Katibeh
Alice Ramyil
Senthilraj Rajendiran
Junior Research Manager
Ophthalmologist
Programme Manager
Iran
Nigeria
Nigeria
2013-14Isaac Baffoe
Jane Nyawire Mwangi
Prabhath Piyasena
Optometrist
Lecturer
Senior House Officer
Ghana
Kenya
Sri Lanka
2014-15Selben Penzin
Nnenne Onu
Dorothy Mutie
Ophthalmologist
Optometrist
Ophthalmologist
Nigeria
Nigeria
Kenya
2015-16Monsudi Kehinde
Hafsat Isa
Ranad Maswari
Abdullahi Idris
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Nigeria
Nigeria
Palestine
Nigeria
2016-17Dr Edmund Mushumbusi
Dr Kehinde Oladigbolu
Dr Robert Ewusi-Wilson
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Optometrist
Tanzania
Nigeria
Ghana
2017-18
Dr Rebecca Oenga
Dr Funmilayo Oyediji
Dr Ahmed Bako
Mr Subeesh Kuyyadiyil
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Project Manager
Kenya
Nigeria
Nigeria
India
2018-19
Dr Moureen Takusewanya
Dr Adeyemi Adewole
Dr Gatera Fiston Kitema
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmic Clinical Officer
Uganda
Nigeria
Rwanda
2019-20Dr Cynthia Ogundo
Mrs Lilian Nyaboga
Dr Swati Zawar
Dr Dange Abubakar
Dr Nanaishat Momoh
Dr Egbula Eni
Mr Winston Prakash Deveraj
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Optometrist
Kenya
Kenya
India
Nigeria
Nigeria
Nigeria
India
2020-21Mildred Aleser
Eunice Alfredo
Ruth Alfin
Baimba Idriss
Ally Magero
Gladys Atto

Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Medical Officer / Registry
Ophthalmologist
Ghana
Mozambique
Nigeria
Sierra Leone
Tanzania
Uganda