Tag: SiB Sustainability

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…

How Capacity Leads to Sustainability: The Fred Hollows Foundation & Sightsavers Pakistan

How capacity leads to sustainability: training government health staff in primary eye care in Pakistan Our project “A New Vision for Eye Health in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province” (a partnership between Sightsavers, the Fred Hollows Foundation and the Provincial Comprehensive Eye Care Cell/ PICO) is continuing its activities to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness…

SiB Sustainability: CBM East Africa

Towards sustainability – Child eye health in East Africa The SIB Child Eye Health Programme for East Africa (SIB-CEHP/ EA) is in its third year of implementation and focuses on strengthening child eye care services in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. The programme has established referral systems in targeted project locations across East Africa. A typical…