Tag: SiB–Integrating into Primary Health Care systems

Urban Comprehensive Eye Care Project

The adverse effects of impaired vision on a child’s development, including development of personality, intelligence, cognitive ability and self-reliance, are well known. Early detection of visual impairments, with provision of appropriate support, has a real impact on a child’s quality of life. Sightsavers’ Colombo Urban Comprehensive Eye Care Project (CUCEC) project has initiated training of…

Integrating into local Primary Health Care systems

To sustain the capacities and services, we are providing primary eye care training for community health workers (CHWs) and nurses supporting community and school screenings, encouraging and maintaining community referral network, as well as conducting community eye health education to local trained CHWs so that more unreached patients could be reached and the services could…

Vertical and Horizontal integration of Primary Eye Care into Primary Health Care

Like many developing countries, provision of eye health services is unfavourably skewed against rural communities. This therefore compounds the already wearisome situation of avoidable blindness. Similarly, Ghana SIB IV was faced with the challenge of local people accessing eye health services at the community level as a result of non-existence of such services at the…

Orbis China – Child Eye Health project

One year after school- and community-based screening initiated, many hospitals identified low referral rate and referral update rate in SiB Shanxi CHEER project although a two-way referral networks was established for referral from screening to hospitals and low vision/ rehabilitation at different levels, to early educational intervention in schools and at home (Figure 1). This…