What we learned from evaluations of our eye health projects: 2015 to 2017.
A review of evaluations done of our eye health programs between 2015-17 identified significant contributions to improved eye health, and access to eye health services for people from poorer, more remote areas. There was also increased commitment and enthusiasm to intentionally include people with disabilities in eye health systems. This includes both access to quality eye health for people with disabilities, and referrals to wider opportunities for people with permanent vision impairment.
The evaluations highlighted key issues to consider regarding disability inclusion in eye health (and in broader health programs). These were mostly related to inclusion messaging and approaches to strengthening capacity.