Onchocerciasis Advocacy Document

For over 40 years, a large global partnership has been battling river blindness (the medical term is onchocerciasis), one of the most devastating of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Huge progress has been made to control the disease; however, it remains among the most prevalent of the NTDs and continues to cause visual impairment, blindness…

Cirugía de Catarata con Incisión Pequeña Manual [Orbis]

La cirugía de catarata sufrió cambios significativos que comenzaron con el abandono de la cirugía intracapsular, continuando con la llegada de las lentes intraoculares, y las variaciones continuas en la extracción extracapsular del cristalino. La cirugía de catarata extracapsular que emplea una incisión 10 mm en el limbo y que requiere el cierre de la…

How to develop a national advocacy strategy on Human Resources for Eye Health

Advocacy is a process of influencing people and institutions in order to achieve a specific outcome. An advocacy campaign is a planned project over a given period of time in order to achieve some specific advocacy goals.  This “How To” guide has been prepared to help you develop an advocacy strategy on Human Resources for…

Addressing the Eye Health Work Force Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa

With some country exceptions, Sub-Saharan Africa is characterised by a lack of eye health and vision personnel and this is a significant contributing factor to the high prevalence of avoidable vision impairment and blindness. With ageing populations more disposed to sight loss and with risks such as diabetes increasing, levels of avoidable blindness in the…