News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 20 No. 62 2007. June 01, 2007

New resources available

Technology Guidelines for a District Eye Care Programme

This booklet is produced by the Technology Programme Committee of VISION 2020 to provide guidance on the type and quantity of equipment and supplies, as well as personnel, needed to set up a district eye care programme. As described in the booklet, such a programme is based on the concept of a district health service for a population of at least 500,000 and consists of a base eye unit, satellite health centres, and community-level services. The booklet contains information on ordering and stock management, and all items are cross-referenced to the Standard List for a VISION 2020 Eye Care Service Unit, which contains information on suppliers and prices.

The guidelines are available to download from and For printed copies, contact the International Resource Centre, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK. Available in French and English.

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