Author: Susan Evans

Susan Evans

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

Share your learning with the SiB community

Submit an article to future SiB newsletters now! You can now send us articles for the July, September & November SiB Newsletters. Submitting an article to the SiB newsletter is a great opportunity to showcase learning from your SiB project and reflect on strategies that will be of interest to the wider eye care global…

SiB Webinars – Integrating Eye Health into Primary Health Systems

In April 2019 we held a series of SiB Webinars on ‘Integrating Eye Health into Primary Health Systems’. Where SiB projects explained what strategies they implement to integrate eye health. Please see the Webinar recordings below: SiB South East Asia & Western Pacific Regional Webinar recording: SiB Africa Regional Webinar recording: To view recordings of…

Improving eye health care in remote rural areas: building the knowledge of rural medical practitioners

Subhas Chandra Maity plays a key role in reducing the prevalence of avoidable blindness for some of the 4.7 million people living in the small remote islands of the Sundarbans region of West Bengal, India. A shortage of health professionals in many rural areas in India creates numerous challenges and these issues become even starker…

Using a Community Durbar in Ghana to raise community awareness of eye health

On Tuesday 26 June 2018, members from Onwe, Worakese, Amankwadee and Akokofe communities gathered at the Akokofe Community Centre for the annual community durbar. The durbar serves as a platform for communities to discuss and implement developmental projects. The durbar was attended by chiefs, community leaders, representatives from the District Health Directorate, healthcare workers, school…

CBM Nigeria – Improving Access of Communities to Child Eye Health Services through the Intervention of PHC Workers in Nigeria.

Globally, an estimated 36 million people are blind and 217 million are visually impaired. This data includes an estimated 19 million children who are vision impaired. Of these, 12 million children have a vision impairment due to refractive error. Around 1.4 million have irreversible blindness, requiring access to vision rehabilitation services to optimize functioning and…

SiB Learning Survey Feedback

Learning between SiB implementing partners is an important component of Seeing is Believing. The SiB Newsletter & Webinar topics are selected by our SiB implementing partners, so the learning is relevant to what people want to know about. In January 2019 we sent out a SiB Learning Survey to find out from SiB partners how…

“Stronger Together” – Travelling in Groups to Improve Women’s Access to Eye Care in Bangladesh

A key barrier for women to access eye care identified through our KAP study, gender analysis and field survey, was women’s inability to travel from their homes to hospitals to receive diagnosis and treatment. Although this looks like a simple problem, there are multiple conditions which make this problem more complicated. First of all, the…

Strengthening patient referral systems and diagnosis and treatment services in Pakistan

  Strengthening referral systems and diagnosis and treatment services in three hospitals in Pakistan has resulted in more than 50,000 diabetic patients being screened and treated for Sight-Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy in four years. Sightsavers ‘Seeing is Believing’ project – “Strengthening Pakistan’s Response to Diabetic Retinopathy” – is designed to prevent visual impairment due to Diabetic…

Seeing is Believing: The Cataract BOOST Study

Cataract BOOST (Better Operative Outcomes Software Tool) is a simple, free and easy-to-use app to help surgeons monitor and improve cataract surgical outcomes. BOOST enables surgeons to record results the day after cataract surgery, then analyse and benchmark their performance against other users around the world. It also suggests strategies to improve surgical quality where…

SiB Webinars – Human Resource Development

In October 2018 we held a series of SiB Webinars on ‘Human Resource Development’. Where SiB projects explained Human Resource Development strategies they implement. Please see the Webinar recordings below: SiB South East Asia & Western Pacific Regional Webinar recording: SiB Africa Regional Webinar recording: To view recordings of previous SiB & IAPB Webinars, please…

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: