Non-clinical managers are the key to a successful eye programme
The importance of management in an eye care programme should not be underestimated. It is hard to imagine how a busy ophthalmologist could attend to her or his patients, as well as doing all of the tasks needed to manage a successful eye department, eye hospital or hospital-based VISION 2020 eye programme.
Edson Mwaipopo, Deputy director of KCCO Tanzania LTD, explains how to find a good non-clinical manager and outlines their training and mentoring needs why non-clinical managers are the key to a successful eye programme. The article also includes a case study from Madagascar the views Asiwome Seneadza, head of Kitwe Central Hospital’s eye department in Zambia on non-clinical managers