Author: Susan Evans

Susan Evans

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

SiB Webinars – Working with Government

In March we held a series of SiB Webinars on ‘Working with Governements’. Where SiB projects explained how they work with Governments in their projects. Please see the Webinar recordings below: SiB South East Asia & Western Pacific Regional Webinar recording: SiB Africa Regional Webinar recording:

Orbis China – Special School Survey and Programme Delivery

“Seeing is Believing” Shanxi CHEER Project established a child eye health network to improve children’s quality of life and learning opportunities through the collaboration among multiple governmental sectors. Multidisciplinary personnel (e.g. health, education and rehabilitation) were trained in serving children with visual impairment or multiple disabilities through the project. In the last one and half…

CBM/BHVI Nigeria Child Eye Health – the importance of advocacy to address barriers revealed by KAP study

SiB Nigeria teamNigeria, with a population of 180 million people, is among the most populous countries in Africa. Data from the Nigeria National Blindness and Visual Impairment study (2006 -2007) stated that 0.6 percent of children suffer blindness and visual impairment. Cataract, trachoma, congenital glaucoma, and paediatric retinoblastoma are the leading causes of impaired vision.…

Data transparency and information sharing A case study from “Combatting Blindness in Peru”

Between July 2014 and June 2018, CBM’s Combatting Blindness in Peru project was delivered through a cluster of six partner organisations across 13 regions, with support from the Seeing is Believing initiative funded by Standard Chartered and CBM. Through project monitoring, anecdotal evidence was collected about high levels of data and information sharing between some…

IAPB Africa – 2nd Meeting of Experts on the Validation of the WHO Regional Core Competencies for Eye Heath Workers in the Africa Region

In February, WHO AFRO and IAPB held a consultation workshop in Nairobi attended by eye health experts with the overall objective of validating the core competencies required to inform training and quality of care by the eye health professionals’ within the Sub-Saharan Africa region.  This meeting was the second face to face review of the…

Sightsavers India, Making change using culture as a tool – Community Health Awareness Program using Theatre in Sundarbans

The correction of refractive error with appropriate spectacles has proven to be one of the most cost-effective vision improving interventions in eye care. However, findings from spectacles compliance show variation in compliance patterns around different age groups and gender. For example, if a person/child does not use prescribed spectacles, the efforts to correct refractive errors…

Sightsavers Pakistan – Strategies to Ensure Treatment Compliance

Early detection, regular check-up’s, timely treatment and diabetes management have a direct impact on the development, progress and regression of diabetic retinopathy. Sightsavers has introduced various strategies to ensure treatment compliance by patients identified with diabetic retinopathy in our “Strengthening Pakistan’s Response to Diabetic Retinopathy” project, funded by Seeing is Believing (Phase V). Firstly, we appointed…

SEVA India – Establishing and Operating Vision Centers – Closing the Loop in Eye Care Delivery

Successfully establishing and managing vision centers is an area of interest for many Global Sight Initiative hospitals. Many mentors are working with their mentees to implement effective vision center strategies. Mentor Aravind Eye Care System is working to establish relationships between their mentees to facilitate knowledge sharing and learning. They connected two mentees located in…

Cataract BOOST Global Launch – New smartphone app aims to improve cataract surgical outcomes around the world

A global consortium of leading eye health organisations have launched a new app to help improve cataract surgical outcomes, especially for people in low resource settings. BOOST (Better Operative Outcomes Software Tool), a simple, free and easy-to-use app to help surgeons monitor and improve cataract surgical outcomes was launched at the World Ophthalmology Congress in…

Inauguration of Seeing is Believing – Scope “Retinopathy of Prematurity” Project Aravind-Tirunelveli, 2017

“Seeing is Believing” programme was established by Standard Chartered Bank in collaboration with leading eye care organizations with the objective of contributing to sight restoration and eye health care. With the support of Standard Chartered Global Business Solutions Ltd (formerly known as Scope), the department of Retina and Paediatric Ophthalmology have taken a new initiative…

The Fred Hollows Foundation Vietnam Child Eye Care (VNCEC) Project SCB staff volunteer day in Da Nang, Vietnam

In May, staff from Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) participated in a volunteer day and cultural exchange at Nguyen Hue secondary school in Da Nang, Vietnam. SCB Vietnam Head of Corporate Affairs Mrs Trinh Nhu Quynh said: “We really enjoyed this meaningful and interesting event, from the beginning to the end. All the SCB members were…