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March 25, 2015

Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services

Free ICEH online course with LSHTM and FutureLearn


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This six-week free course provides an understanding on the main causes of avoidable blindness and a practical planning approach to strengthen local eye care services.

Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services


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 free online course, we highlight the key facts about avoidable blindness and global initiatives to address it.


Planning and managing eye care

We will explore practical, tried and tested approaches for strengthening local eye health services, in resource limited settings.

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 programme.

Learn with other eye care professionals globally

This is a global course, enabling you to meet and learn from a range of health professionals in eye care, working with varied resources and infrastructure.

Through video interviews, you will meet public health and clinical experts working at both global and community levels. You will also exchange ideas and experiences through the course discussion, and put what you learn to the test through case studies and quizzes.


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.

This course will also give you the opportunity to purchase a Statement of Participation.


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