The guidelines are expected to contribute towards better health outcomes in managing the various conditions and reduced child mortality. While targeting the Primary Eye Care Workers, the Retinoblastoma Guidelines aim at improving the diagnostic, minor intervention and referral of cases within the health system and thereby forestall late presentation of cases. Mothers of pre term babies now have a reason to smile due to efforts to standardize intervention on loss of sight in pre term babies through the ROP Screening in public and private hospitals in Kenya. The guidelines have been developed collaboratively using a multi-stakeholder approaches and process overseen by the respective Ministries of Health in Kenya and Tanzania.
Image Credit: Recovering Retinoblastoma patients by Terry Cooper