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Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services

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Posted on April 28, 2015
Topic: Advocacy/Vision 2020, Course, Eye Care
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https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/global-blindness

Understand global blindness and how to plan effective eye care with this free online course for health professionals.

The course explores practical, tried and tested approaches for strengthening local eye health services in resource limited settings.

This course is intended for all health care providers, health managers, or non-governmental organizational staff who have interest and experience in eye care health services.

By the end of the course you will able to:

  • Examine the epidemiology of blindness and visual impairment globally and locally
  • Relate to global initiatives to tackle blindness, such as VISION 2020: The Right to Sight and the WHO Global Action Plan 2014 – 2019
  • Evaluate the key disease control strategies for effective cataract and refractive error service provision, applicable within local settings
  • Understand and apply the essentials of the planning process for strengthening eye care service
  • Apply the principles of monitoring and evaluation to a local program.

The course will be offered at various dates.  It is possible to enroll after the first start date, which was April 27th.

The course is offered by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Learn more: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/global-blindness

 

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