Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services

FutureLearn Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Effort
4 hours/week
Length
6 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Find out how to plan and manage eye care, to avoid blindness
Around the world, 285 million people are blind or visually impaired. 75% of this is avoidable and 90% is in low- and middle-income countries. In this online course we highlight the key facts about avoidable blindness and global initiatives to address it.

Translations
Content on this course is also provided in Spanish and Portuguese:
A separate French course will run at the same time: La Cécité dans le Monde: Planifier et Gérer les Services de Soins Oculaires

This course is intended for all health care providers, health managers, NGO staff with an interest and some experience of, eye care health services. The course will especially benefit:
  • Eye health providers who lead or manage the service provision of an eye unit or eye care team
  • All clinical eye care providers who work in isolated and remote settings
  • Eye care providers with an interest in public health approaches
  • Any health providers and managers with an interest in resource limited eye care services
  • Non-governmental staff involved in developing eye care projects in low- and middle-income countries
  • Charity organisations and philanthropists involved in supporting eye care service provision
  • Ophthalmic residents and nurses in training programmes with an interest in low- and middle-income health services
  • Trainers in academic institutions with an interest in developing training in public health approaches for eye care service provision for their local setting.
What topics will you cover?
  • Epidemiological data on the causes and prevalence of blindness and visual impairment
  • VISION 2020: The Right to Sight
  • The Global Action Plan 2014-2019
  • Key public health strategies for cataract and refractive error
  • Health systems strengthening
  • The essentials of the planning process for eye care programmes
  • The principles of monitoring and evaluation

Taught by
Dr Daksha Patel
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FutureLearn
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