Tag: SiB Sustainability

Vision centres in India achieve financial success through community empowerment

Achieving a goal of universal health coverage is a complicated aspiration with many moving parts. The rate of cataract surgeries among the marginalised population of India has significantly increased, thanks to government-run health insurance programmes (Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna and the recently launched Ayushman Bharat), and an increase in government allocation of financial assistance to…

Financing Eye Health in Tanzania

Introduction to Sightsavers’ Seeing is Believing project in Tanzania Sightsavers’ Maono Project has been working with the Singida Regional Authority since April 2016 to support and strengthen the regional referral hospital and district health facilities to increase demand for eye care and enable eye health treatment to be brought closer to the communities. Since the…

The Journey towards A Sustainable Diabetic Retinopathy Management Programme in Nairobi City County – Kenya

In 2017, Seeing is Believing, supported The Fred Hollows Foundation Kenya to implement a two-year Diabetic Retinopathy Project in Nairobi and the surrounding areas.  This project is coming to an end in December 2019 after going through a learning phase.  Diabetic Retinopathy has gained significance in the back-drop of an ever increasing burden due to…

EFFECTIVE SCHOOL EYE HEALTH STRATEGY IN NIGERIA

Background There is substantial evidence that refractive error remains the most common cause of visual impairment among school –going children[1][2][3][4]. The prevalence of visual impairment caused by refractive error in school going children in Nigeria is estimated to be  5 – 8%[5][6] and even higher in older children, 10 to 11 years and above[7][8][9]. For…

Exploring Models to Ensure Sustainability: The Fred Hollows Foundation China

Exploring different models to ensure sustainability of Seeing is Believing Phase V Inner Mongolia Project The Seeing is Believing Phase V Inner Mongolia Project is continuing to address the need for sustainability throughout the project implementation process, including the piloted models on Refractive Error (RE) and Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). Significant achievements have resulted from this…

Africa Eye Foundation Cameroon

In simple terms, to sustain means to maintain. Sustainability in eye care is the ability a project/hospital has to continue offering the same quality services to the same beneficiaries or even more after the support from donors have ended.  Working towards sustainability is a continuous challenge. SiB is partnering with MICEI to contribute to the…