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Dr. George Kabona MD

Profession:
Ophthalmologist
Company / Organization:
GEORGE KABONA
Job Title:
Doctor
Medical School:
Tumaini University
Residency Program:
Ophthalmology
Location:
Iringa, Tanzania
Contact Information:
Iringa
Iringa
Tanzania +255
Phone: +255784477830
Email: drkabona@yahoo.com

CURRICULUM VITAE

1. PERSONAL DATA:

Name: Dr. George Elia Richard Kabona

Address: Iringa Regional Referral Hospital P.O.Box 260 Iringa

City, Region: IRINGA

Telephone: +255784 477 830,+255764934530,+255714306672

e-mail drkabona@yahoo.com

Date of Birth: 26th March 1974

Nationality: Tanzanian

Permanent Address: P.O. Box 101, Manyoni, Singida,Box 180, Kasulu -Kigoma

Gender/Marital status: Male, Married with two children 1st 8 yrs, 2nd 20 months

2. PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL DATA:

Date:2010 Type of Course: Vision 2020 Management for Ophthalmologists
Major areas of study: Management
Institution: Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, Tanzania
Certificate: Vision 2020 Management for Ophthalmologists certificate
Date: 2009 Type of Course: International Council of Ophthalmology certificate
Major areas of study: Clinical science in Ophthalmology
Institution: International Council of Ophthalmology-clinical ophthalmology
Certificate: Clinical science in ophthalmology certificate

Date:2005 - 2009 Type of Course: Masters Degree
Major areas of study: Ophthalmology
Institution: KCM - College, Tumaini University , Tanzania
Degree: Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmology

Date: 2007 Type of Course: International Council of Ophthalmology certificate-Basic science
Major areas of study: Basic science in Ophthalmology
Institution: International Council of Ophthalmology
Certificate: Basic science in ophthalmology including optics and refraction certificate

Date: 1997- 2002 Type of Course: University degree
Major areas of study: MEDICINE
Institution: University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Degree: Doctor of Medicine (MD)

3. SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL DATA:

Date: 1994-1996 Type of Course: Advanced level education
Major areas of study: Science subjects, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
Institution: Mwenge Secondary School, Tanzania
certificate: Advanced certificate of secondary school education(ACSSE) - Division One.

Date: 1990-1993 Type of Course: Ordinary level education
Major areas of study: General subjects
Institution: Mwenge Secondary School, Tanzania
certificate: Ordinary level certificate of secondary school education (OCSSE )Division Two.

Type of Course: Primary school education
Major areas of study: Primary education
Institution: Mwembeni Primary School Manyoni, Singida,Tanzania
certificate: Primary School Leaving Certificate

4. SUMMARY OF RELEVANT WORKING EXPERIENCE

2009 to date Working as:
1. Eye specialist (Ophthalmologist) and Head of Eye department, Iringa Regional Referral Hospital,

2. The Iringa Regional Eye Coordinator,
3. The Regional Deputy Comprehensive Eye Services Project Coordinator
4.The Regional Neglected Tropical Diseases Programme Coordinator

5. Visiting Lecturer University of Dodoma-Tanzania

6. Trainer to Assistant Medical Officer in Ophthalmology student from KCMC School of AMO-Ophthalmology,
7. Coordinator for St Botolo Regiona Hospital Support Project to Iringa Regional Referral Hospital
8. The Regional Hospital focal person for TrainSMART programme

April 2004-2005 Working as a General practitioner based in Surgical department at Iringa Regional Hospital,Tanzania
February 2003-February-2004: Intern Doctor at Bugando Consultant Hospital, Tanzania for one year.

5. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND PUBLICATIONS

2012
Principal investigator Trachoma mapping (10 districts) and impact survey in 3 districts of Tanzania Mainland (currently underway)
2009 S Shirima, S Lewallen, G Kabona, et al.
Estimating number of blind children for planning services: findings in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Br J Ophthalmol 2009 93: 1560-1562. Published in 2009.

2008 Celestin Habiyakire, George Kabona, Paul Courtright, and Susan Lewallen, Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness and
Cataract Surgical Services in Kilimanjaro
Region, Tanzania. Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 17(2), 90-94, 2010
May 2002
5th year mini-survey on prevalence of Low birth weight babies born at the labour ward at Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania

September 2001
4th year Elective Study on Infant Feeding and associated factors, Manyoni, Singida, Tanzania
August 2001
Paediatric Mini survey on the association between Malaria and Anaemia amongst children admitted at the paediatric ward at Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania
April 2000
3rd year CDC project on Prevalence of Schistosomiasis and associated factors in Turiani district, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
September 1999 2nd year field project on Malnutrition and associated factors, in Mkuranga district, Coast Region, Tanzania

6. PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND/OR EXPERTISE

Computer Skills: Knowledge in basic Applications

7. HOBBIES

1 Reading books, internet materials and Journals/newspapers on different fields to update myself on current issues on my profession, politics, economics and social at local and international level.
2 Teaching others and learn from them in anything interesting on my profession
3 Listening to music
4 Playing football and other outdoor physical exercises
5 Skipping

8. LANGUAGE

i. ENGLISH Fluent
ii. KISWAHILI Fluent

Dr. George Kabona.
August 2013

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