Ethiopia

Program

Doctor performing an eye exam

Initiated in 2015, our collaboration with St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa resulted in the graduation of the Medical College's first ophthalmology residency class. This residency training initiative has been led by Kellogg faculty member Christine Nelson, MD, and is one of a very few in the country. Behind the first graduating class of 6 residents are more than 20 other trainees in various stages of the program. A deep partnership has been formed that includes learner exchange and meaningful research.   A new project is now underway for retinoblastoma screening in Ethiopian children using artificial intelligence technology developed in Ann Arbor.

KECIO Medical Students Partner to Screen for Retinoblastoma

Publications Related to KECIO Work in Ethiopia

  • Heisel CJ, Garza PS, Fashe CM, Sime A, Nelson C, Normative Exophthalmometry Measurements Vary Among Ethiopian Adults and the Major Ethiopian Ethnic Groups. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2020; Publish ahead of print. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000001670.
  • Cherinet FM, Tekalign SY, Anbesse DH, et al. Prevalence and associated factors of low vision and blindness among patients attending St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. BMC Ophthalmol. 2018; 232(18). doi: 10.1186/s12886-018-0899-7