GM-0010: Child Blindness & Eye Health Program

    Award Period:
    July 01, 2013 to February 28, 2015

 Country: Bangladesh  |  Associated APC Country Office: USA - Washington, DC

Community Health Matters Focus Area:

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Sightsavers strengthens the capacity of health care workers to provide pediatric ophthalmological services. The project focuses on health system strengthening, particularly the human resources for child eye health and development of standard tools and pediatric minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Sightsavers trains community clinic health workers and nursing staff, enhances the knowledge and skills of the practicing pediatric ophthalmologists for improved service delivery, and orientates teachers in screening to increase referrals. The project works with the National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital (NIOH) - Government of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Jatya Andha Kalyan Somiti (BJAKS), and Sylhet M.A.G. Osmani Medical College & Hospital (SOMC).

Keywords: Bangladesh, capacity building, child health, training, vulnerable populations