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The Lancet Global Eye Health Commission

The work undertaken by the Lancet Global Eye Health Commission was building on the foundation laid by WHO and partners in VISION 2020, and the WHO World Report on Vision. …

Q&A: Cataract services

In this live Q&A, recorded during an earlier run of this course, we discuss some of the key issues facing cataract services in low- and middle-income settings. In particular we …

Planning for the Prevention of Blindness

In this step Daksha speaks with Professor Allen Foster, co-director of the International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, about his personal experiences …

Programme evaluation

Evaluation is defined as a scientifically rigorous, critical assessment of the degree to which health services fulfil stated objectives. Step 6 is the evaluation phase of a project plan, and …

Monitoring progress

In this step we look at the reasons why we monitor and evaluate district plans. This article is adapted from: Planning for VISION 2020 at the district level International Centre …

Principles of monitoring

This step introduces the principles of monitoring in the programme planning cycle, explains the different kinds of indicator planners use to check how a plan is progressing and explores the …

Priorities, timetables and budgets

When working it quickly becomes apparent that we cannot do everything at once and we therefore need to consider how to set priorities. In this step we introduce the links …

Setting targets

In step 5.9 we introduced the concept of targets. We now ask you to read and reflect on the following guidance, looking at the type and sources of information that …

Next steps

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How do we define aims and objectives?

How do we select the direction of change and the action that is required? This article is adapted from: Planning for VISION 2020 at the district level, International Centre for …

Aims and objectives

In this step we look at the concept of aims and objectives, the purpose of SMART objectives, and the links between activities, objectives, and targets. Once we’ve completed steps 1 …

Principles of district planning

This article is adapted from: Planning for VISION 2020 at the district level, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 2006. In the article we …

The application of planning

In this step we interview Edson Eliah, Deputy Director of the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Opthalmology (KCCO) based in Tanzania. He has been involved in planning and supporting the development …