Evaluation of CBM Eye-Health Programmes Now Available

Teen boy shows off his eyeglasses

Anibal (14) has down syndrome and needed eyeglasses to see better. CBM-partner Adisa took Anibal to the doctor and organized new glasses for him. ©CBM/argum/Einberger

CBM’s Inclusive Eye Health Initiative focusses on services that are accessible to all members of the community—for example, people from all disability groups, and that enable people with long term vision impairment to access wider opportunities in rehabilitation, health, education, livelihoods and social inclusion. Evaluation of these activities is a crucial step in measuring the impact of those programmes.

In 2017, a CBM team of eye health specialists, as well as evaluation and disability-inclusive development advisors, conducted a synthesized evaluation of CBM-supported inclusive eye health programmes in six countries (Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Vietnam). The results were published in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology in 2018, and as a poster-presentation during the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology in Hong Kong.

You can download the complete evaluation and the poster-presentation below.