Author: Susan Evans

Susan Evans

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

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…

Step by step: Integration of eye health into the Primary Health Care system in Pakistan

A significant step towards health service integration in Pakistan was taken 25 years ago when a community health workers programme was launched – known as the “National Programme for Family Planning and Primary Health Care (FP&PHC)”[1]. It set out to fulfil the unmet health needs of people living in rural areas by providing essential primary…

Quality Improvement of Laser Treatment (QUILT)

Diabetes mellitus is rapidly increasing as a major cause of death and organ damage globally. According to the World Health Organization and International Diabetes Federation, the number of people living with diabetes was 425 million in 2017 and is projected to rise to 629 million in 2045. One of the most feared complications of diabetes…

Integrating eye health services into the health system in Uganda – how it was achieved

Experience has shown us that the best formula (strategy) for success lies in the engagement of all partners and stakeholders from project inception, planning, implementation, monitoring up and including project closure or wrap-up. It is with this in mind that in implementing the Mubende Comprehensive Eye Health Project in Uganda which is currently in its…

Integrating gender into eye health services: Through the Lens of WHO’s 6 Pillars of Health

Integrating gender into eye health services: Through the Lens of WHO’s 6 Pillars of Health The Fred Hollows Foundations follows the World Health Organisation’s ‘6 Pillars of Health’ to achieve the Seeing is Believing project’s objective of increasing demand for services and provide services with gender equity in Barisal Division. The six pillars as mentioned…

Integrating Child Eye Health into the Health System

By collaborating with child eye health relevant sectors including health, education, and disabled people’s federation (DPF), SiB V Shanxi CHEER (Children’s Healthy Eyes bring Educational Rewards) Project integrated child eye health into the health system at primary-, secondary- and tertiary-level in Shanxi China. Comprehensive eye care services for prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and early education were…