Sightsavers wins award for disability data disaggregation work in India

June 2016

Sightsavers' Archana Bhambal.

Sightsavers India area director Archana Bhambal has been awarded first prize for a presentation focusing on data disaggregation in India.

The prize, was awarded at the 12th Annual Conference on Vision 2020 held in Pune, India on 4 and 5 June 2016. More than 600 delegates from many organisations and hospitals involved in eye care attended the conference, which acts as a platform for collaboration and information-sharing on delivering quality eye care.

Our presentation, ‘Everybody Counts: Learnings from data disaggregated by disabilities pilot project’, presented the methodology and findings of a pilot project testing the Washington Group short set of questions in community health centres and a hospital in Bhopal, with our partners AARAMBH and Sewa Sadan Hospital. It received first prize in the track ‘Emerging Practices in Affective Outreach’.

Sightsavers started the project in attempt to learn how inclusive its services are, and what learning it could share with other organisations interested in disaggregating data by disability. This is particularly relevant given the commitments to collecting better data on disability in the Sustainable Development Goals.

The recognition of Archana’s presentation demonstrates the importance of this issue and the growing interest and need for learning about collecting data on disability in development programmes.

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