Keeler Scholarship Winner Continues his Travels in Northern Kenya
Keeler Scholarship Award Winner Daniel Morris has completed the first leg of his two-stop journey and has recently arrived in Africa.
The Keeler Scholarship is awarded every two years by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to enable study, research or acquisition of special skills, knowledge or experience for the subsequent benefit of ophthalmology in the UK.
Using the scholarship money, Daniel has spent the last six months at the The Vancouver General Hospital & Health Sciences Centre, Canada undergoing an oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal fellowship to develop his skills in this area. He completed his fellowship in July and has recently arrived in Africa where he plans to travel to northern Kenya to investigate surgical intervention for cicatrical entropion caused by trachoma using a controlled trial.
On arrival Daniel has found the Samburu tribal community has suffered from an outbreak of cholera which creates urgent primary care challenges. Daniel has been blogging about his journey thus far and although access to the internet is now limited, he will continue to blog where possible during his next three months in Northern Kenya. His blog can be found at http://eyetravel.wordpress.com/