Gender and equitable access: my experiences

Organisation: Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Dr. Paul Courtright from the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology talks about how tackling gender inequities in eye care require engagement at the community level. Sr. Ndossi counseling a family regarding cataract surgery in Arumeru District in Arusha Region, Tanzania Before 1989 I never thought much about gender…

Women in eye care: my journey

Senior Director, Innovation and Sight Programs
Organisation: Seva Foundation

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Dr Suzanne Gilbert from the Seva Foundation writes on her journey in eye care. Women’s Day prompts me to reflect on the many ways women influence this work. As patients, as community leaders, local NGO members, national implementers, and INGO catalysts. For today, I am also thinking of…

How do we reach more women and girls?

Regional Program Manager, IAPB Western Pacific
Organisation: IAPB

Great ideas shared on eye health for women in girls at our regional forum in Cambodia The Global Burden of Disease study shows 60% of global blindness is among women, and recent surveys in the Western Pacific show an even greater imbalance in some areas. As Universal Eye Health: A Global Action Plan 2014-19 prioritises “equity” as its first…