Community eye health programme progresses at Livingstonia

A comprehensive programme to promote eye health care in the community at David Gordon Memorial Hospital (DGMH), Livingstonia (see earlier post for info) is reported to be progressing well. The programme includes re-opening the eye clinic at the hospital, and the provision of eye health screening in remote clinics and schools within the DGMH catchment area (population 130,000). This has involved 51 healthcare assistants and clinicians, 27 teachers, and 50 community volunteers, and covered five remote health clinics and 27 schools. 

The remote health clinics are very remote(!) accessible only by rough tracks which become extra difficult in the rainy season. The Raven Trust supported the purchase of two suitable motorbikes so health workers can reach the most remote communities.