A pilot project “A Comprehensive Rural Eye Care Model (CRECM) in Yunnan Province-increasing access for disadvantaged groups to universal eye care” which was launched by Fred Hollows Foundation (The Foundation) in April 2016 will be finished in March 2019. The total budget of the project is 1,195,160 USD. The project addresses 3 main causes of avoidable blindness, cataract, RE and DR in a comprehensive way which is strictly in line with the National Prevention of Blindness Plan and The Foundation’s Strategy. The objectives of the project include: to strengthen the capacity of public health personnel to deliver quality, sustainable, comprehensive eye-care services; to increase the availability and accessibility of integrated eye care services within the existing health system in pilot locations; to generate data & evidence to inform eye health planning, improve quality of interventions and document the CRECM; and to strengthen provincial prevention of blindness, hospital management and civil society to advocate for policy development and replication of the CRECM in Yunnan and other provinces in China.
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