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Is a three years Eye Health Project building upon the World Health Organisation, Vision 2020 – Global Initiative for the prevention and the elimination of avoidable blindness.
The project’s Interventions are aimed at improving the access and the quality of inclusive eye care services in northern Uganda – specifically, the communities and health facilities in the Acholi and West Nile sub-regions of Northern Uganda.
The project will contribute to the reduction of the prevalence of all forms of eye morbidities and causes of blindness by 2022, and thereby increasing seeing opportunities and outcomes in line with the WHO vision 2020.
The project which started in October 2019 and to end in 2023, is supported by CBM and Donor Partners. It is being implemented in collaboration with the District Health Office, Kitgum and four health facilities in kitgum and lamwo.
- To train the Health Staff/workforce -On Eye Care and disability mainstreaming- including Implementation of an integrated community outreaches in favor of the vulnerable and disadvantaged groups (children, refugee & women).
- To Establish an Eye Care Infrastructure/Structural rehabilitation in St. Joseph’s Hospital, composing of; constructions and equipping St. Joseph’s Hospital (SJHK) into a Secondary Level Eye Care Facility to support the Acholi sub region eye case management.
- To strengthen partnership and governance for eye health care and disability mainstreaming. Establish partnership to stimulate participation.
- General Ophthalmic Clinic consultations & Patients Treatment
- Optical shop and services
- Cataract surgeries/ extraction
- Periodic Surgical and Non-Surgical Community outreaches
- Eye health drugs and medicines
- Training and capacity building for eye health staff
- Free screening for Visual acuity, and Free eye glasses for children