Author: Susan Evans

Susan Evans

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

A Myanmar Eye Health Hero

  Helen Keller International Myanmar A Myanmar Eye Health Hero Helen Keller International was pleased to nominate our Technical Coordinator, Dr. Aung Kyaw Win, as an Eye Health Hero to be recognized at the IABP 2017 Council of Members meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal. Dr. Aung Kyaw Win has been a leader in the eye health…

Increased Gender & Patient Access in Pakistan

Sightsavers Pakistan Our project ‘A New Vision for Eye Health’ in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, has made significant contributions towards the provision of accessible and gender sensitive eye care services in project districts. We managed to improve primary eye care services at the primary level and strengthen referrals to the secondary level. Prior to the…

Engaging women to reach women in Pakistan

 Engaging women to reach women in Pakistan Pakistan is the country with the fifth lowest gender-related development index globally. Women are disproportionately affected by eye problems in Pakistan. According to the IAPB vision atlas, around 55% of all visually impaired people in the developing world are women or girls, and one of the main contributing…

Increasing eye care access for women in Cambodia

 SEVA Cambodia  Cambodia has a population of approximately 14.7 million with more females than males (51.5% female: 48.5% male).[1] Global statistics also indicate that more women than men are blind and face greater barriers to access care.[2] Seva’s program design in Cambodia focused on increasing eye care access for women. Seva hires field workers to…

Using Geographical Information Systems to analyse the gender ratio of uptake of services in rural India

   Sightsavers India Sunderbans Eye Health Service Strengthening Project has a unique monitoring feature, using the Geographical Information System (popularly known as GIS). GIS is an excellent tool to monitor its effectiveness and gaps in implementation. Twenty-seven maps have been prepared and updated as on September 2017 to analyse the reach of the project so…

Ensuring women access services in India

 SEVA India  This story highlights a story from LVPEI demonstrating one approach to ensure women are able to access services. It takes additional investment from hospital staff and community workers to ensure that women are able to access services. Mrs. Ramdhani is a 72-year-old woman who lives in a village called Ingurri in Kanpur, Uttar…

SiB Webinars – Gender (October 2017)

As part of SiB’s commitment to share learning between SiB projects we arrange a series of webinars twice a year. In October 2017 SiB arranged a series of webinars on gender. In many of the countries where we have SiB projects there are gender based barriers stopping women accessing services at the same rate as…

Closing a SiB Project in Viet Nam

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

A SiB phase V project closing Workshop was organised on 15 December 2016 in Da Nang and attended by 16 representatives of the project management boards from Vinh Long, Tien Giang, and Lam Dong and Dak Nong provinces. The workshop also welcomed the presence of Mrs. Trinh Nhu Quynh – the Head of Corporate Affairs as representative…

Bringing eye health to the Isoka district, Zambia

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

George Sichamba lives in Kalungu village in the Isoka district of the Muchinga province in Zambia. George explained that before he lost his sight everything was going well for him; “Before I lost my sight I had a very nice family. We lived together with no problems”. However, when he discovered that his sight was…

Future SiB Newsletter Webinars

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

Based on the ongoing success of the SiB webinars, we will be arranging the next batch in October 2017, with gender as the theme, do get in touch if you would be interested in presenting. If you would like to watch recordings of previous SiB webinars, please click here. SiB Newsletters The topics for the January…

SiB Webinars – Sustainability

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

At Seeing is Believing (SiB), we are always keen to find innovative ways to share learning from SiB projects and build networks between partners. Based on the success of our webinars held in 2016, we decided to continue this exciting learning opportunity. In April 2017 we held webinars on the theme of sustainability.  The aims of…

SiB Webinars–April 2017

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

  In April 2017 SiB arranged a series of webinars to enhance learning between SiB projects. The April 2017 SiB Webinars were on the theme of Sustainability. There were 2 presenters per webinar, with questions from participants at the end. These webinars were recorded and we are happy to share them below. Please see below…

January 2017 SiB Newsletter

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

2016 was an incredibly busy year for us here at SiB. We closed out our last Phase IV project and set up 14 new projects, 4 of which introduce themselves here. So we now have over 40 SiB projects running! To see where all our SiB projects are, click here. With so many SiB projects…

10 things I’ve learnt from arranging my 1st Webinars for Seeing is Believing

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

I recently arranged some regional webinars for project staff working on Seeing is Believing (SiB) projects, as a way of enhancing learning between projects. We arranged webinars for the Africa, South East Asia & Western Pacific regions. Over 60 people attended 1 or more webinar. I thought I would share my top 10 tips, for…

SiB Impact Reports!

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

Seeing is Believing is excited to share the new SiB Impact Reports. Each SiB project produce these as a way to showcase what they have achieved In Phase 4, Standard Chartered Bank invested $20million into 24 eye care projects globally, with a focus on urban environments. These Impact Reports give a clear overview of the…