This press release reports that more than 10,000 primary and secondary school students in Kon Tum Province have been screened for vision problems with more than 800 of them receiving eyeglasses from ChildSight, an eye care project that improves the vision of children in Kon Tum Province, Vietnam.
This press release reports that about 10,000 primary and secondary students will receive vision screenings with those in need receiving quality eyeglasses under an extended, U.S.-supported activity launched in Quoc Oai, Hanoi. Funded by USAID through a grant provided through APC and implemented by HKI Vietnam.
This press release announces that over 15,000 primary and secondary students in Quoc Oai district of Hanoi have received vision screenings with those in need receiving quality eyeglasses under an eye care project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through a grant provided through APC.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), HKI supports the development of organizations delivering eye care and services to children and other underserved populations in Quoc Oai District, Hanoi City, Vietnam. Since its implementation, ChildSight has developed a system for the identification, treatment, and referral of children with refractive errors and more complex eye disorders. Left untreated, refractive errors can cause focus problems, visual impairment, and blindness.
Helen Keller International (HKI) addresses the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing evidence-based programs and leading research in vision, health, and nutrition. The ChildSight Program, originally created to improve the eye health of children in the U.S., has since been expanded to several provinces in Vietnam and Indonesia. Through their ChildSight Program, HKI aims to strengthen the capacity of the Ha Dong Eye Hospital’s health personnel to provide pediatric eye care services in the Quoc Oai District.
This report examines the strengths and limitations of the design of the ChildSight Program based on the researcher’s lessons learned during implementation of project activities in Vietnam from 2012-2013. After examining the ChildSight Program’s design strengths and limitations, the report concludes with a discussion of lessons learned and offers a set of recommendations HKI Vietnam may implement to improve the program’s design, improve eye health of future participants, and scale up impact in Vietnam.