Tag: Sib–Increasing patient access to services

“Stronger Together” – Travelling in Groups to Improve Women’s Access to Eye Care in Bangladesh

A key barrier for women to access eye care identified through our KAP study, gender analysis and field survey, was women’s inability to travel from their homes to hospitals to receive diagnosis and treatment. Although this looks like a simple problem, there are multiple conditions which make this problem more complicated. First of all, the…

Strengthening patient referral systems and diagnosis and treatment services in Pakistan

  Strengthening referral systems and diagnosis and treatment services in three hospitals in Pakistan has resulted in more than 50,000 diabetic patients being screened and treated for Sight-Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy in four years. Sightsavers ‘Seeing is Believing’ project – “Strengthening Pakistan’s Response to Diabetic Retinopathy” – is designed to prevent visual impairment due to Diabetic…

Sightsavers India, Making change using culture as a tool – Community Health Awareness Program using Theatre in Sundarbans

The correction of refractive error with appropriate spectacles has proven to be one of the most cost-effective vision improving interventions in eye care. However, findings from spectacles compliance show variation in compliance patterns around different age groups and gender. For example, if a person/child does not use prescribed spectacles, the efforts to correct refractive errors…

Sightsavers Pakistan – Strategies to Ensure Treatment Compliance

Early detection, regular check-up’s, timely treatment and diabetes management have a direct impact on the development, progress and regression of diabetic retinopathy. Sightsavers has introduced various strategies to ensure treatment compliance by patients identified with diabetic retinopathy in our “Strengthening Pakistan’s Response to Diabetic Retinopathy” project, funded by Seeing is Believing (Phase V). Firstly, we appointed…

SEVA India – Establishing and Operating Vision Centers – Closing the Loop in Eye Care Delivery

Successfully establishing and managing vision centers is an area of interest for many Global Sight Initiative hospitals. Many mentors are working with their mentees to implement effective vision center strategies. Mentor Aravind Eye Care System is working to establish relationships between their mentees to facilitate knowledge sharing and learning. They connected two mentees located in…

Sightsavers & The Fred Hollows Foundation Pakistan – Improving Cataract Surgery & Spectacles Acceptance

Cataract is responsible for over half of the blindness, followed by trachoma, childhood blindness, uncorrected refractive errors in Pakistan[i]. Under the ‘Seeing is Believing’ initiative of the Standard Chartered Bank and with the support of partner organisations, the Fred Hollows Foundation and Sightsavers has brought cataract services to the community level to benefit the elderly,…

Improving Uptake of Cataract Surgery in North Western Province, Zambia

Improving Uptake of Cataract Surgery in North Western Province, Zambia Cataract is the leading cause of avoidable blindness in North-Western Province, Zambia, mostly affecting elderly populations. Economically, North-Western Province is the least developed province in the country and geographically, the province covers approximately one fifth of the land area in Zambia and is the largest…

Patient Access: Piloting Approaches to Reach People with Diabetes for DR Screening in Rural Areas of Yunnan, China

Patient Access: Piloting Approaches to Reach People with Diabetes for DR Screening in Rural Areas of Yunnan, China One out of four people with diabetes lives in China. China has the world’s biggest diabetes population with a total of 109.6 million people with diabetes and an estimated prevalence of 10.6% (age 20-79 years)[1]. In April 2016,…

Behaviour Change Communication – A New Approach to Communication

Helen Keller International Myanmar – Behaviour Change Communication A New Approach to Communication In Myanmar, approaches to education tend to be based on repetition and rote learning. “Adult education,” with its emphasis on participation, discussion and drawing on the learners’ life experience is a relatively new concept. As part of efforts to increase the number…

Excellent Trainer Prize awarded to provincial training center trainer team by The Chinese National Committee for Prevention Blindness

Orbis China STEER The Excellent Trainer Prize awarded to the provincial training center trainer team by The Chinese National Committee for Prevention Blindness. ”A National Pilot Program of Comprehensive Training for Eyecare Teams at China’s County Hospitals”, one of Seeing is Believing projects in China held the 2017 project annual review meeting in Hebei province.…

Sunderbans Eye Health Service Strengthening Project

Sunderbans Eye Health Service Strengthening Project has completed 2 years of implementation. An objective of the project is to improve coverage and access to affordable, quality eye health services. Multiple strategies have been devised to reach a population residing across 52 islands with these services, through awareness events, outreach camps and setting up vision centres…