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Sightsavers publishes new eye health research in partnership with RSTMH

April 2022

Sightsavers has published a collection of research on eye health in a high-profile journal, highlighting how non-governmental organisations can generate high-quality evidence through their programmes.

The research supplement – the first in a three-part series – features in International Health, a bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal focusing on global health, published by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH).

Drawing on evidence and learnings from 12 countries, the papers in the collection explore eye health interventions, programmes and policies. The supplement aims to provide context around eye health, help to inform and shape future eye health programmes, and support governments in making policy choices and delivering high-quality inclusive eye care.

The papers cover topics including the relationship between vision impairment and anxiety/depression; the role of digital technology in improving patient data and managing child cataracts; and how teachers can help to identify vision problems in students.

Two further supplements, exploring key research from Sightsavers’ Ascend West and Central Africa programme and Accelerate programme, will be published in the journal later in the year.

Sightsavers supports research in eye health, neglected tropical diseases, education and social inclusion. High-quality research, data and evidence is critical to help us to deliver our strategy and programmes. Visit our research centre for information about our latest projects and publications.

You can find out more by watching the video below, where Sumrana explains more about the eye health supplement.

An eye health worker shines a torch into a woman's eyes to check for eye issues. She's wearing a colourful pink headscarf.

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The research articles, which focus on eye health, have been published as a special supplement in the International Health journal.

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