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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
Eye care Foundation (ECF)
ECF supports KCCO to help Mbeya region provide comprehensive Eye
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
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
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
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
Department :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:
Dark & Light Blind Care
Lavelle Fund for the Blind
Light for the World
Lions Sight First
One World Sight Project
Individuals contributing to construction included:
Better World Together Foundation
Dr. Akef el Maghraby
Friends of KCMC
Dr. Jane Gardiner
Drs. John & Teresa Horan
Linda & John James
Dr. David Kleinman
Mathis Eye Foundation
Drs. Nadine & Jerry Popham
Peter & Barbara van Schaik
Oliver & Judie Wilgress
||More about KCCO
What is Community Ophthalmology?
KCMC College/KCMC Eye
Department and KC
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