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Continuing education
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Since knowledge sharing is a core value for IRIS Mundial, much effort is invested in providing continuing education to local vision professionals. Thanks to the expertise of the organization’s volunteers, numerous training missions are carried out with the objective of improving the quality of the eye care offered, in terms of eyewear, visual screening techniques, ophthalmological examinations or new surgical techniques. These missions are organized to provide the staff of IRIS Mundial’s permanent programs and other vision partners in developing countries the tools they need to carry out their work in a perspective of empowerment.

Training missions carried out by IRIS Mundial volunteers

Saint-Louis, Senegal

January 25 to February 15, 2020

Support in the field of management and organizational development for the staff of the permanent program.

By M. André Racine, expert in organizational management.

Saint-Louis, Senegal

November 14 to 24, 2019

Training nurses and teammates in the field of eye care as part of our permanent program in Saint-Louis. 

By Dr. Francine Lavallée, optometrist and Ms. Sophie Duchesne, optician.

Saint-Louis, Senegal

March 21 to 31, 2019

Training nurses and teammates in the field of eye care as part of our permanent program in Saint-Louis. 

By Drs Nicole Vachon and Marie-Chantal Hudon, optometrists.

Labrousse, Haiti

March 14 to 28, 2018

Training nurses of the health center in the field of eye care to ensure the sustainability of visual care in the area.

By Drs Rashi Reskalla and Sylvie Sarrazin, optometrists

Limbé, Haiti

May 6 to 13, 2017

Training a nurse and teammates in the field of eye care as part of our  two permanent programs.

By Drs Nicolas Sylvestre and Noémie Larouche, optometrists

Limbé, Haiti

November 22 to 29, 2016

Training nurses and teammates in the field of eye care as part of our two permanent programs.

By Drs Annie Moreau, ophtalmologist and Marie-Chantal Hudon, optometrist

Limbé, Haiti

May 7 to August 22, 2016

Organizational capacity building for the staff of the permanent program in Limbé.

By Marie-Laurence Bordeleau, Intern for Manager without borders

Miragoâne, Haiti

April 26 to May 3, 2016

Training nurses and teammates in the field of eye care as part of our two permanent programs. Practical training during the one-time project.

By Drs Francine Lavallée and Marie-Chantal Hudon, optometrists

Limbé, Haiti

November 10 to 17, 2015

Training nurses and teammates in the field of eye care as part of our permanent program.

By Dr. Nicole Vachon, optometrist

Labrousse and Limbé

Haiti May 12 to 26, 2015

Training nurses and teammates in the field of eye care as part of our two permanent programs.

By Drs Francine Lavallée and Marie-Chantal Hudon, optometrists

Limbé, Haiti

June 3 to 10, 2014

Training nurses and teammates in the field of eye care as part of our two permanent programs.

By Drs Francine Lavallée and Marie-Chantal Hudon, optometrists

Nampula, Mozambique

October 12 to 26, 2013

A team of IRIS Mundial volunteers went to Nampula, Mozambique, to provide basic training in the technique of phacoemulsification (technique used in cataract surgery) to members of the ophthalmology department of the Nampula central Hospital. 

 

Labrousse, Haiti

October 7 to 14, 2013

Training nurses and teammates in the field of eye care as part of our second permanent program in Limbé.

Par les Dres Francine Lavallée et Vicky Larochelle, optométristes

Labrousse, Haiti

December 1 to 6, 2010

Training a nurse in the field of eye care as part of the first permanent program.

Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

October 9 to 16, 2010

Continuing education for ophthalmologists on eye surgery.
Training a nurse in the field of eye care.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

July 7 to 14, 2010

SLT Laser training for ophthalmologists and residents.

Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

January 2009

Training in refraction and retinoscopy for ophthalmologists and technicians.

Nampula, Mozambique

December 2007

Training in refraction and retinoscopy for ophthalmologists and technicians.

Les Cayes, Haiti

May 19 to 26, 2007

Continuing education for ophthalmologists on eye surgery.
Training in refraction and retinoscopy for ophthalmologists and technicians.

Les Cayes, Haiti

September 7 to 14, 2006

Continuing education for ophthalmologists on eye surgery.
Training in refraction and retinoscopy for ophthalmologists and technicians.

Training was also provided during the internships carried out by students of the School of Optometry of the Université de Montréal. These internships are described in the special projects category.