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).
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Seva Foundation facilitates local expansion and further specialization of the existing low vision capacity building program. Seva Foundation provides equipment, additional training in clinical skills, and community outreach to their programs in Nepal and Cambodia. At the Lumbini Eye Institute in Nepal, Seva Foundation works to improve the pediatric ophthalmology fellowship and fosters continuing medical education through additional trainings.
Seva Foundation is an international non-profit organization that supports community outreach and education programs to spread awareness of available eye care services. Seva Foundation’s eye health education programs focus on nutrition, eye injury prevention, and personal hygiene. The foundation has a network of local eye care providers, fieldworkers, female community health volunteers, savings groups, teachers, and others who help spread the word about eye disease prevention and services.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Save the Children will advance their CBA2I programming by establishing a cost-efficient, sustainable learning site in Guinea. At the learning site, representatives from other communities within the country will learn best practices in the operation of a CBA2I programs that include CHW administration of injectables. The learning site will also allow representatives from other countries and NGOs to participate.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Salvation Army World Service Office integrates family planning (FP) into the Sustainable and Comprehensive Responses for Vulnerable Children and Their Families Project (SCORE) and the activities of Salvation Army World Service Office corps. Through the training and support of community-based distribution agents (CBDAs) and youth peer educators (YPEs) combined with mobile outreach events, SAWSO promotes increased knowledge of and access to FP services in the community.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), RBI builds the capacity of community health workers to administer Primary Eye Care. RBI partners with local government units to provide Primary Eye Care training and screenings nationwide. The organization also partners with local colleges of optometry to work with students for their practicum. Additionally, the program purchases the equipment and low vision devices for a Low Vision Center at the Department of Health Hospital, East Avenua Medicant Center in the Philippines.
The expansion of Physicians for Peace’s vision care program, made possible through a grant awarded by Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), targets elementary school children and indigenous Filipinos in underserved areas. The project focuses on providing vision care screenings, distributing eyeglasses, and training local health workers in basic vision care. In addition, local teachers are trained to identify early warning signs of compromised vision in their students so they can be examined by volunteer licensed optometrists.
Physicians for Peace is a non-profit organization that provides training and support to health care teams in underserved areas worldwide. Volunteers work with local health professionals to fill training gaps, introduce vital skill sets, and ensure local health systems have essential equipment and supplies. The organization supports these regions in creating self-sufficient, sustainable systems with improved health outcomes.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Linden Care Foundation provides care and support and prevention services for men who have sex with men (MSM), commercial sex workers, miners, loggers, and Amerindians. These services include adherence counseling, vocational and entrepreneurial skills training, capacity building and life skills, nutritional education, and psychosocial support. The program will also include reproductive health education and PMTCT Plus sessions for key populations.
The Linden Care Foundation emerged from the Regional AIDS Committee in 2001 to work towards the prevention and reduction of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STI). Through the implementation of several youth-targeted awareness programs, the Linden Care Foundation aims to reduce the spread of HIV in Region 10 of Guyana. The organization also provides care and support services for people living with HIV (PLHIV), including children living with or affected by HIV.