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Donors and supporters of KCCO
  Academy for Educational Development (AED) supports KCCO to study
ways we can improve the early recognition and service delivery to children
with visually impairing eye disease and low vision.

Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) support research in
Kilimanjaro Region to investigate how women’s groups can motivate other
women to get eye services.

Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM) CBM supports community
ophthalmology training for MMed Ophthalmology (residents) and AMO-O
(assistant medical officer in ophthalmology) students at Kilimanjaro
Christian Medical College and provides support to KCCO for local training

Dark & Light Dark and Light support KCCO activities in childhood cataract.
In particular, this support is aimed at improving awareness, recognition,
referral and acceptance of cataract surgery for children with congenital and
developmental cataract.
Eye care  Foundation (ECF)
ECF supports KCCO to help Mbeya  region provide comprehensive Eye
care services.
Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF) sponsors training courses for
opthalmolgists and for eye care service planners in management.

Helen Keller International (HKI) HKI works with KCCO in Singida region to
provide comprehensive eye care services in demonstration programme
with the Regional Ministry of Health;costs and outcomes are monitored
and studied.

International Eye Foundation (IEF) The IEF supports KCCO in studying and
planning  for sustainable eye care programme in subSaharan Africa.

Lavelle Fund for the Blind supports KCCO for capacity building in Tanzania,
Ethiopia and Uganda.

Lions  SightFirst (LSF)
LSF works throught KCCO to provide  high quality eyecare services  in
VISION2020 "Districts" of Eastern Africa.

Light for the  world  (LFTW)
LFTW supports  the cost  of transport  and registration of children with
Congenital on developmental cataract to receive surgery and follow up at
KCMC Hospital

Nuffield Foundation supports students from eastern Africa to  attend an 8
week course in community ophthalmology run by KCCO annually.

ORBIS  provides support to KCCO to build management capacity to a
VISION 2020 programme serving Mara Region in Northern Tanzania.

Seva Foundation (US) The Seva Foundation and KCCO collaborate on the
development of a practical community based programme to improve eye
care service delivery in Tanzania. This has included support for the Direct
Referral Site programme in Kilimanjaro region, the focus of the Kilimanjaro
Regional Vision 2020 plan. Seva also supports the continued strong
interaction between KCCO and LAICO in India.

Seva Canada Seva Canada has supported activities in the area of
childhood cataract and gender and blindness, in collaboration with the
British Columbia Centre for Epidemiologic & International Ophthalmology
and the Seva Foundation (US). Seva Canada also supportsmanagement
capacity building.

Sight Savers International (SSI) SSI supports the Ophthalmic Resource
Centre for Eastern Africa (ORCEA) which is managed by the KCCO

World Health Organization (WHO) Support from the WHO Gender &
Women’s Health Unit has been directed to research activities aimed at
testing different gender-sensitive approaches to improving utilization of
cataract surgical services. KCCO staffs have also participated in a number
of WHO organized gender and women’s health workshops and advocacy

Wilde Ganzen  supports KCCO in management capacity building  for  
VISION 2020 programmes in Masaka  and Lira in Uganda.

Construction and Equipping of the new KCCO/KCMC Eye
:three story training centre would not have been possible
with the generous support from a large number of organizations and
Major contribution was provided by:

Carl Zeiss/IAPB
Dark & Light Blind Care
Lavelle Fund for the Blind
Light for the World
Lions Sight First
Michel Maurer
One World Sight Project
Seva Foundation
Wilde Ganzen

Individuals contributing to construction included:

Better World Together Foundation
Nancy Casey
Dave Cherry
Dr. Akef el Maghraby
Friends of KCMC
Dr. Jane Gardiner
Drs. John & Teresa Horan
Linda & John James
Dr. David Kleinman
Katherine Lewallen
Mathis Eye Foundation
Brenda Mitchell
Drs. Nadine & Jerry Popham
Jennifer Rihn
Usselman Family
Peter & Barbara van Schaik
Joyce Walker
Oliver & Judie Wilgress
  More about KCCO

What is Community Ophthalmology?

KCMC College/KCMC Eye
Department and KC

Other web sites to visit

International Resource Centre

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical
College (KCMC)

Tumaini University
KCCO/Good Samaritan Foundation I  PO Box 2254 I  Moshi, Tanzania I  Tel: 255 27 2753547 I  Fax: 255 27 2753598 I