Tag: The Trust

Trachoma Elimination in Africa: Lessons from two multi-country initiatives

In 2014, The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and the UK Department of International Development (DFID) initiated two ambitious five-year programmes to tackle trachoma across ten countries in Africa. As these two programmes come to an end in 2019, an end-of-programme evaluative learning exercise was commissioned.

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Approach: Collaborative, credible and catalytic

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust was established in 2012 to mark and celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 60 years as Head of the Commonwealth. Trustees decided to dedicate 20% of the available funds to the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, seeking to empower a new generation of Commonwealth leaders. The balance (nearly £80 million) was…

Piloting the Treatment of Retinopathy in India: Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinopathy of Prematurity

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust funded a programme of work to prevent and treat retinopathy in India. The Trust chose two institutions to carry out its work. The Public Health Foundation of India and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. At the time that the work began, there were no programmes that…

The Pacific Diabetic Retinopathy Programme Evaluation report

This evaluation was commissioned by The Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand (FHFNZ) to assess the contribution of the Pacific Diabetic Retinopathy Programme, funded the The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust between 2015-2018, to develop a sustainable future for DR service provision across six commonwealth countries in the Pacific region over this period.

Investing in Vision – Making a Difference across the Commonwealth

Avoidable blindness is a growing problem – without urgent action the number of people who are blind or visually impaired is set to triple by 2050. A new report by PwC has highlighted the value of investing in eye health in the Commonwealth. PwC’s economic analysis has shown that for every £1 invested in tackling avoidable…

Integrated Model of Care for Diabetic Retinopathy within the Health System of Bangladesh

The Integrated Model of Care for Diabetic Retinopathy Within the Health System of Bangladesh — a project implemented by The Fred Hollows Foundation, seeks to support the development and assessment of an integrated and comprehensive model of care for people at risk of vision loss due to diabetes-related eye disease in 4 districts in Bangladesh.…

Evaluation of the Pacific Trachoma Initiative

The Goal of the Pacific Trachoma Initiative (PTI) was to achieve the elimination of blinding trachoma as a public health problem by 2019 in four Pacific Island Countries (PICs): Fiji; Solomon Islands; Vanuatu; and Kiribati. The Objectives of the PTI were: 1. To clarify the enigmatic clinical presentation of trachoma in the PICs; and 2.…

Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium: Final Evaluation

Worldwide there are 285 million visually impaired people, of whom 39 million are blind. Most of this blindness is either curable or preventable, however, the large majority live in low-income settings, where access to services is limited. In 2014, to address these challenges The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust supported the establishment of The Commonwealth…