February 19th, 2013

Lilongwe, Your Traffic Reminds Me of Home. By Stuart Jones

Posted on 19 Feb 2013 at 6:04pm

The population of Lilongwe has doubled  every decade since 1980. The problems currently facing the city in terms of power supply, water quality, environmental protection, public health, and transportation will only worsen as the current urban growth pattern continues.

The talk will discuss how landscape architecture  and the space between buildings can be used to minimize the negative impacts of growth.  Historical and current examples of urban development both positive and negative will be presented in order to facilitate a discussion on the future growth of Lilongwe.

Stuart Jones earned a master of landscape architecture  from the University of Georgia in 2012. His primary focus at University was on green infrastructure…

Video: School of Optometry in Malawi training first ever local optometrists

Posted on 19 Feb 2013 at 10:06am

World Sight Day 2012 marked the official handover of a new optometry training centre to the Malawi School of Optometry, made possible through the generosity of Canadian optometrist, Dr. Allan Jones and the eye care charity, Canadian Vision Care. In the lead up to the ceremony, Dr. Jones spent some time at a mobile eye clinic with the students and faculty of the School of Optometry.

The School of Optometry program in Malawi is a project of the Brien Holden Vision Institute, which is implemented in conjunction with Mzuzu University, Malawi Ministry of Health, Malawi College of Health Sciences, Sightsavers International and Optometry Giving Sight.

Optometry Giving Sight would like to…