The Toolkit for Glaucoma Management in Sub-Saharan Africa was co-developed by more than a dozen high level, renowned glaucoma experts and general ophthalmologists from the region. It builds on the important ICO Guidelines for Glaucoma Eye Care and counts with invaluable contributions from the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), the College of Ophthalmology for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA), the Francophone African Ophthalmic Society (SAFO), the West African College of Surgeons (WACS), the African Glaucoma Consortium, the Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa Glaucoma and Ophthalmological Societies, as well as the scientific community and major international training institutions.
This unprecedented and dynamic toolkit, developed and owned by African eye care professionals and glaucoma specialists, is instrumental to guide ophthalmologists, glaucoma specialists and glaucoma care team members and programme planners to set up integrated glaucoma care services adapted to their very own context and to strengthen the health systems sustainably. Its development was made possible thanks to funding from Light for the World and the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung.
Look out for news of the upcoming launch which event will outline the development process of the toolkit and present its content to the audience, including learnings from piloting its use in Nigeria.