COECSA, Journal, Ophthalmology
Editorial Team


Dr. Simon Arunga

MBChB, MMed (Oph), FC,(Ophth)ECSA, PhD

London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine

Lecturer, Department of Ophthalmology Mbarara University of Science and Technology


Dr. Simon Arunga trained as an ophthalmologist in Uganda in 2014. He went on to do his PhD at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK. His thesis was titled “Epidemiology of Microbial Keratitis in Southwestern Uganda”. He works as a clinical lecturer and residency training coordinator at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda. He is also honorary visiting lecturer at the International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK. His research interest includes cornea, glaucoma, and community health with a particular interest on primary eye care. His current cornea research is on a series of Randomized Controlled Trials investigating prevention strategies and optimization of treatments for microbial Keratitis in Uganda. Dr Arunga also works as the Lions Clubs International Foundation Technical Advisor for Anglophone Africa.



Dr. Emmanuel Nyenze Muindi

MBChB, MMed (Nbi), FEACO

Sub-specialist; Oculoplastic/Orbit/Ocular oncology

(LV Prasad Eye Institute and Aravind EyeHospitals - India)

Lecturer, Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Nairobi, Kenyatta National Hospital


Dr. Emmanuel Muindi is a consultant ophthalmologist with more than 12 years’ experience as an eye specialist and 6 years’ experience as a sub-specialist in oculoplastics & orbit from LV Prasad Eye Institute and Aravind Eye Hospital Systems, India. He graduated as a medical doctor at Moi University in 2001, and as an ophthalmologist from the University of Nairobi in 2007. He is an International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Fellow and a Fellow of the College of Ophthalmologists of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, (COECSA). He has published widely in the area of ophthalmology and presented many papers in seminars and conferences.


Section Editors

Dr. Egide Gisagara

MBChB, MMed (Opth), MSc.PHEC

Lecturer, Department of Ophthalmology

University of RwandaKigali,


Dr. Egide Gisagara is an ophthalmologist from Rwanda, trained in Uganda in 2015 and an MSc course addition from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK). He has worked under Ministry of Health and University of Rwanda, closely collaborated with Fred Hollows Foundation, Vision for a Nation and One Sight. Currently, he is a consultant ophthalmologist and lecturer/visiting faculty member at University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK) and University of Rwanda/Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology (RIIO) respectively. He has special interest in clinical work, research and teaching.

Dr. Anne Ampaire Musika

MBChB,  MMed (Mak) FEACOICO Fellow Orbit & Oculoplastics (Munich)

Lecturer, Ophthalmology Department

Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Kampala, Uganda


Dr. Anne Ampaire Musika is an ophthalmologist since 2004, clinical epidemiol­ogist/biostatistician and lecturer since 2014 at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. She is an Orbit and Oculoplastics surgeon and ocular oncologist at Mulago National Referral Hospital. Anne is the coordinator for the ICO exams in Uganda and is a member of the School of Medicine Research Ethics Commit­tee (Makerere University). Anne’s research interests include orbital tumors, ocu­lar TB and HIV, glaucoma, residency training curriculum, diabetic retinopathy, and ocular trauma. She has participated in clinical trials for ocular safety of ther­apy for multidrug resistance TB and is currently a co-investigator on ocular ma­lignancies with Aids Malignancy Consortium.

Dr.  Consity Mwale BSc,

Human Biology, MBChB,  MMed, MPH, FEACO, MBA

COECSA Secretary General and Lusaka Provincial Health Director

P.O. Box 32573Lusaka, Zambia


Dr. Consity Mwale has been working with the Ministry of Health in Zambia since 2002. Consity currently works as provincial health director for Lusaka province and is responsible for coordinating and provision of quality health care services in both public and private health facilities. In this regard, Consity passionately engages in providing technical support and mentorship for leadership and governance thereby contributing positively to health systems strengthening. Consity also lectures at the University of Zambia and Levy Mwanawasa Medical University and has great interest in research.

Dr. Lucy Njambi

MBChB, MMed (Ophth)

Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Specialist,

Lecturer, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine,

College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi

P.O. Box 2683 - 00200, KNH, Nairobi, Kenya


Dr. Lucy Njambi is a consultant ophthalmologist and a lecturer at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Nairobi, Kenya since 2012. She is also an ICO fellow, Paediatrics Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellow (CCBRT, Tanzania), Retinoblastoma Fellow- Sick Kids Hospital (Toronto, Canada). Lucy has interest in research and has several publications particularly in paediatrics ophthalmology. She has served COECSA in other capacities, previously as a member of the Scientific and Research Committee and currently as a member of the Training of Trainers programme.



Dr Alemayehu Woldeyes Tefera


Ophthalmologist and Public Health Specialist

Ras Desta Hospital

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Dr. Alemayehu Woldeyes is a consultant ophthalmologist, (2008, AAU, Ethiopia) subspecialist on community eye health (2012, LSHTM, UK), certified RAAB (Blindness survey) trainer (2015, IAPB, UK), trained in Medical retina (2010, ICO, Finland). He got ICO and LSHTM fellowships and others. He works as a clinician (Ras Desta Hospital), clinical supervisor, lecturer (Private medical colleges), global technical advisor (Sightsavers) and is involved in charity works (Lions, Rotary international, VCS).

Dr. Sarah Sitati

MBChB (UoN), MMed (Oph) (UoN)

Consultant Ophthalmologists & Paediatric Ophthalmologist

Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya

Treasurer, COECSA

Fellow, COECSA

Paediatric Ophthalmology/ROPFellowship (ucsf, USA)

Leading High Performing Health Organizations (LEHHO, Strathmore Business School)


Dr. Sarah Sitati is a Paediatric Ophthalmologist and Squint specialist working at the Kenyatta National Hospital. She completed her MMed training at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, followed by a Paediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship in the US. She is the Chair of the Retinopathy of Prematurity working group in Kenya, that published national guidelines for screening and management of ROP in Kenya. Dr. Sitati has over ten years’ experience in the management of paediatric and adult cataract, ocular trauma and squints. She has published research papers in local and regional journals and given several presentations in regional and international conferences. She is the current treasurer of COECSA.

Dr. Teddy Kwaga

MBChB - Mbarara University of Science andTechnology (MUST) 2016

MMed (Oph)  (MUST 2021)

Ophthalmologist Ruharo Eye Centre, Uganda


Dr. Teddy Kwaga completed her training as an Ophthalmologist in Uganda in 2021. She is currently working as an Ophthalmologist at Ruharo Eye Centre, Uganda. Her interests include glaucoma, cornea and community health. Dr. Kwaga works also as a project coordinator for the Lions Comprehensive Eye Care Project for Kigezi in Uganda.

COECSA Secretariat

The board is supported by an admin secretariat which includes Mr. Josiah Onyango, CEO of COECSA and Mildred  Niyisabga, the Journal Administrator.