Strengthening the collection and use of health information to promote equity in eye health

In many settings, there has been insufficient information to understand the nature and extent of inequalities in eye health, and whether services are effective at reducing them. This lack of information restricts our ability to plan appropriate strategies to reduce inequality, and to track progress towards equitable eye health. In this theme of our research, we aim to develop, test and promote ways of measuring and monitoring inequality in eye health research, service delivery and policy development.

Ongoing studies

  • Measures of socioeconomic status in cross-sectional surveys in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review.
    Objective: to identify the most appropriate measures to assess inequality in access to services for inclusion in the Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB; http://raabdata.info/) and the Rapid Assessment of Hearing Loss (RAHL) surveys. https://osf.io/czjhe/ 

Publications