News and notices. October 09, 2013

How to make your eye care services inclusive and accessible: New manual

Sokah and his mum, Cambodia
Following successful eye surgery at the disability-inclusive Caritas Takeo Eye Hospital, Cambodia, Sokah was referred to other services for support with his deafness and speech barriers. Sokah left the hospital with the ability to see and is enrolled in school for the first time. He now receives Community-Based Rehabilitation to foster his inclusion at school and support with speech development. His mother, Nget, has also been able to return to work to improve their family’s income. Image credit: © CBM.

People with disabilities make up 20% of the world’s poorest people. Eye care providers need to make sure that their services are inclusive and accessible to persons with sensory, physical and intellectual impairments, as well as those with mental health conditions.

Tomorrow, World Sight Day 2013, CBM will be launching a new manual to address this issue, “Inclusion made easy in eye health programs. Disability inclusive practices for strengthening comprehensive eye care.”

Download your copy now from the CBM website