2006 Training Activities

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Date (place)

Activity

Brief description

Every Tuesday

Community ophthalmology for ophthalmology residents

Course covers all aspects of community ophthalmology (including management, planning, epidemiology, research)

Every Thursday

VISION 2020 for AMO-O cataract surgeons

Course covers all aspects of cataract surgeon roles in VISION 2020

Jan 13 & Feb 3

Prevention of blindness for occupational therapy students

Annual two day session on prevention of blindness for Tumaini University occupational therapy students

Jan 16 (Dar es Salaam)

Cataract surgeon meeting

Review findings from impact assessment & train surgeons in strategies to improve productivity

Jan 23-27 (Moshi)

DRS training (teams from Tanga & Singida)

Training of DRS team members (in collaboration with HKI)

Jan 30-Feb 2 (Tanga)

CDD training

Training of CDD in testing vision, recording, and referral (in collaboration with HKI)

Feb 24 (Moshi)

District eye coordinators training on follow up of children with cataract

Train MoH district eye coordinators on how they can support follow up children who have had cataract surgery

Mar 6-24 (Moshi)

Instructional materials for VISION 2020

Instruction in how to lay out material for printing (brochures, manuals, booklets, posters, etc.)

Apr 17-21 (Moshi)

Ophthalmologist Head of Department Management Course

Course for ophthalmologist head of department on how to use managers

Apr 24-27 (Moshi)

Eastern Africa meeting on planning for VISION 2020

Session to create training materials for teaching implementation planning & train up the trainers

May 8-18 (Moshi)

Alcon equipment and instrument course

Course on various eye equipment and instruments

May 9-12 ( Kampala)

National VISION 2020 planning workshop-Uganda

Workshop to prepare the next 5 year national plan for VISION 2020 in Uganda

June 5-7 (Moshi)

Follow up of children who have received cataract surgery

Workshop for regional eye coordinators on the skills necessary to provide clinical follow up of children who have had surgery for cataract (at KCMC Hospital)

Sep 4-15 ( Cape Town)

University of Cape Town Community Ophthalmology. Certificate course

Training by KCCO staff on management for VISION 2020 programmes

Sep 25-29 (Arusha)

VISION 2020 District planning

Regional planning workshop for Arusha region and Manyara region (training of MoH and partners in target setting, etc.)

Oct 16-Dec 8 (Moshi)

Community Ophthalmology Certificate course

8 week course for VISION 2020 programme managers/coordinators

Nov 13-17 (Moshi)

Bridging strategies course

Training in how to set up “bridging strategies” for linking communities to hospitals.

Nov 20-Dec 1 (Moshi)

Management for VISION 2020 programme managers course

2 week management course (strategies to improve management of VISION 2020 programmes)

Dates to be set:

  1. Low vision “case managers” training (DECs)
  2. Low vision and childhood cataract management at the regional level
  3. Tanzania regional optometrists training on low vision
  4. Schools for the blind survey standardization workshop & survey activities
  5. Provincial VISION 2020 Planning Workshop (2 provinces in Mozambique)
  6. Training of teams for implementing bridging strategies (counseling, community optometry, community activities, budgeting, etc.)