Considering the burden of increasing blindness, the Vision 2020 aims to dramatically increase the volume, quality, and sustainability of eye care services throughout the world.
In recent years, the eye care international organizations are funding for eye care organizations on eye care projects. The eye care institutions have seen an increase on accountability requirements from the International Non-governmental eye care organizations and donor agencies, leading to a greater focus on effectiveness and efficiency in the way projects are using the resources and delivering their expectations. In this rapidly changing environment, with a diverse range of issues and challenges, project management can support the achievement of project and organizational goals, and give greater assurance to stakeholders that resources are managed effectively.
This training is designed for professionals concerned with eye care project management consists of planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting It will be of specific interest to the following groups:
Government Sector: District Programme Managers, Technical and Planning Officers for health, Senior Ophthalmic Assistants
Project Managers, Project Coordinators of eye care programmes, Junior Programme managers, Administrative staff involved in managing or running projects from all eye care institutions.
The total number of participants for this training course is limited to 20.
The prerequisite to attend this course is that all the participants should come with the real project proposal that is approved for implementation or they are responsible for managing which is in the early phase of implementation.
Age: Preferably below 50 years of age
Offered once a year on 1st September, 2016
The broad schedule consists of:
Week I (Eye care & acquiring adequate knowledge and skills for project execution)
• Assessing the magnitude of the problem
• Overview of common eye diseases
• Management Module
• Project proposal writing and budget
• Project Management working on individual project
• Internalization of project and stakeholder analysis
• Activity Planning
• Resource Plan – Material
• Log Frame Analysis (LFA)
Week II (Acquiring adequate knowledge and skills for project Execution contd.,)
• Resource plan – Human Resources
• Project Accounting & Cash Flow Management
• Monitoring & Evaluation
• Project Sustainability
• Overview of the project operational manual and accounting manual
• Reporting formats, Report Writing & project documentation
• Working on model projects
Over the past 10 years, 82 participants from 49 institutions across 15 countries including India have participated in this course.
Here are some examples of Projects practically worked by the participants
West Bengal Childhood Blindness Prevention – Ramakrishan Mission Hospital, Itanagar
Refractive error programme – VMANNN, Haldia
Diabetic Retinopathy - Greater Lions Eye Hospital, Silliguri.
Strengthening of program to address the need for well-trained ophthalmic manpower for VISION 2020
QIDS Eyes : Comprehensive School Eye Health Pilot Project – Cape Town, South Africa
Combating Childhood Blindness – Gandhi Eye Hospital, UttarPradesh
• Rs. 20,000 for India and Nepal participants
• US $750 for overseas participants
14.5% of service tax is applicable in addition to the course fee
Accommodation can be arranged at Inspiration – Aravind trainee’s hostel. It is a comfortable and quiet place, where you can relax and Contemplate your work in the company of your friends with diverse backgrounds and experiences in the field of eye care from different parts of the world.
Tariff: These rates include room rent and do not include other services
Twin Sharing Non AC
Single Non AC
Twin Sharing AC
Food will be served at Inspiration. The cost is Rs. 2,250 per month which will be charged separately.
Please note: on Sundays, the mess will be closed for Lunch and Dinner. Participants are requested to have food at outside hotel. However there are good restaurants located nearby Inspiration (walkable distance).
Please see the Inspiration brochure for more details.
Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO), Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
LAICO was founded in 1993 and is a part of the Aravind Eye Care System (AECS), Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It has state-of-the art facility for providing high quality eye care services and support to the community.
The work of LAICO-AECS has the following objectives:
• To develop good quality eye-care services in the needy areas of India and other parts of the developing world.
• To train all cadres of eye care manpower needed in these areas.
• To participate in planning of eye health in the developing world through reliable epidemiological information about visual impairment in the population.
The LAICO is located 35 minutes from the Domestic Airport and 15 minutes from the Railway Station.