Community health care impacts eye surgery in Zambia

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

In the second half of 2015 Orbis Africa enhanced a strategy to work with Zambia’s community healthcare workers to increase the access to, and uptake of, eye surgery. The strategy was based on a partnership with neighbourhood health committees across North-Western Province. This group of rural healthcare workers, who identified blindness as one of their…

Overcoming Barriers to Eye Health in Ghana

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Like many developing countries, access to eye health services in Ghana is inadequate. Eye care services are provided at teaching, regional and district hospitals, and most of the district hospitals are staffed by trained ophthalmic nurses. Unfortunately, the teaching and regional hospitals are often crowded by patients who could have been attended to at the…