The Centre for Eye Care and Public Health Intervention Initiative (CEPHII) is a forum to stimulate greater collaboration among Africans in health-related research. CEPHII is an affiliate of AVRI and is made up of accomplished researchers. The formation of the group was motivated by the unsatisfactory state of health-related research in Africa. There is a deficiency of quality research from Africa at international conferences and meetings. In addition, most research done in Africa are conducted by non-Africans residing outside the continent. The aim of CEPHII is to help develop research capacity and skills, in health-related disciplines, among young researchers on the continent to address the dearth in quality research. Over time we hope this will translate to better health outcomes for Africans. Currently, CEPHII is involved in various projects including myopia, glaucoma, and diabetes projects as well as standardization of practice, which are listed in the About us section.
The following accomplished researchers are part of our team: