Organisation: Dark and Light Blind Care Foundation
Benifiting country: Madagascar
|20,000||10,388||Screening and treatment of eye diseases|
|1500||780||Eyelids operated annually|
|5000||10,870||Students screened for refractive error by teachers|
|500||2173||Students screened for low vision by GTM staff|
|2||2||Nurses trained in refraction|
|2||2||Nurses trained as IECW|
|55||93||Community health agents trained in eye diseases|
|50||53||New teachers trained and other given refresher training on screening of children and formation of school eye clubs|
|200||174||Train women group leader|
|80,000||70,913||People informed about eye diseases and environmental sanitation|
|2||2||Establish Primary Eye Care Centers|
|190,000||146,954||People received antibiotics (Zithromax)|
Le service de soins oculaires a accordé une attention particulière à la lutte contre le trachome en utilisant la stratégie SAFE. Le Zithromax a été distribué en masse à Silti Woreda pour la deuxième année. La chirurgie du trichiasis a été encouragée, toutefois le résultat a été inférieur à l'objectif.
The comprehensive eye care service in Silti has paid special attention to trachoma control using the SAFE strategy. There was Zithromax mass distribution in Silti Woreda for the second year. TT surgery was encouraged but the output was below target much to our dismay.
Face washing and environmental sanitation is more successful in Silti than neighbouring Woredas which does not have water projects.
Ophthalmic professionals have conducted awareness campaigns and health education. Two primary eye care units are operational in government health centres. The health professionals have been successfully trained by GTM. 10,870 students were selected by teachers and 2,173 were screened by the staff of GTM. Training of health workers has reached its goal.