Author: Susan Evans

Susan Evans

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

Effective utilization of Hospital Management Information System (HMIS)

Introduction HMIS is implemented in a hospital for managing patient care and related administrative functions.  It has the potential to improve the efficiency of overall system through automation and generates necessary reports for managing operations, performance, quality, planning, decision-making and reporting for projects.  One should be aware that merely implementing HMIS will not by itself…

Using pre and post KAP (Knowledge, Attitude and Practices) studies in Côte d’Ivoire

In 2014 CBM, in collaboration the Ministry of Health and the National Eye Care Programme, Red Cross and other partners, began work towards the prevention of avoidable blindness in Côte d’Ivoire, primarily through increasing the number of cataract surgeries performed. To assess the achievements and sustainability of this Scaling up Prevention of Blindness in Ivory…

Vision centres in India achieve financial success through community empowerment

Achieving a goal of universal health coverage is a complicated aspiration with many moving parts. The rate of cataract surgeries among the marginalised population of India has significantly increased, thanks to government-run health insurance programmes (Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna and the recently launched Ayushman Bharat), and an increase in government allocation of financial assistance to…

Financing Eye Health in Tanzania

Introduction to Sightsavers’ Seeing is Believing project in Tanzania Sightsavers’ Maono Project has been working with the Singida Regional Authority since April 2016 to support and strengthen the regional referral hospital and district health facilities to increase demand for eye care and enable eye health treatment to be brought closer to the communities. Since the…

SiB Webinars – Financing Eye Health

In October 2019 we held a series of SiB Webinars on ‘Financing Eye Health’. Where SiB projects explained how they engage with the Eye Health financing systems in their regions. Please see the Webinar recordings below: SiB South East Asia & Western Pacific Regional Webinar recording: SiB Africa Regional Webinar recording: To view recordings of…

The Journey towards A Sustainable Diabetic Retinopathy Management Programme in Nairobi City County – Kenya

In 2017, Seeing is Believing, supported The Fred Hollows Foundation Kenya to implement a two-year Diabetic Retinopathy Project in Nairobi and the surrounding areas.  This project is coming to an end in December 2019 after going through a learning phase.  Diabetic Retinopathy has gained significance in the back-drop of an ever increasing burden due to…

EFFECTIVE SCHOOL EYE HEALTH STRATEGY IN NIGERIA

Background There is substantial evidence that refractive error remains the most common cause of visual impairment among school –going children[1][2][3][4]. The prevalence of visual impairment caused by refractive error in school going children in Nigeria is estimated to be  5 – 8%[5][6] and even higher in older children, 10 to 11 years and above[7][8][9]. For…