News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 19 No. 60 2006. December 09, 2006

Useful resources: increasing uptake and generating demand for cataract services

Grignon J, Banzi J, Musoe B, and Hall C. Bridging strategies manual. Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO), December 2006.

VISION 2020 Action Plan CD, Chapter on generating demand. vision2020_actionplan/contents/5.3.htm

Vanneste G. Breaking down barriers – how to increase the cataract surgical rate. CBMI 2001.

Limburg H. Monitoring cataract surgical outcomes. ICEH 2005. Available free of charge from ICEH.

Community Eye Health Journal – back issues

Volume 5, Issue 9, 1992 Cataract: a challenge for public health ophthalmology

Volume 5, Issue 10, 1992 Audit results of cataract surgery

Volume 11, Issue 25, 1998 A global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness: cataract surgical coverage

Volume 13, Issue 34, 2000 VISION 2020: the cataract challenge

Volume 13, Issue 35, 2000 Cataract surgery outcomes: a priority agenda item

Volume 15, Issue 44, 2002 Importance of monitoring cataract surgical outcomes

Volume 16, Issue 48, 2003 Sutureless nonphaco cataract surgery: a solution to reduce worldwide cataract blindness?

Volume 17, Issue 50, 2004 Childhood cataract

Relevant publications from the KCCO website, include:

Lewallen S et al. Willingness and ability to pay for cataract surgery: a study in Tanzania. Links at PDF at

Ndegwa LK et al. Barriers to utilization of eye care in Kibera slums of Nairobi. East Afr Med J 2005;82: 506-8. PDF at of_articles_on_eye_care_in_Tanzania.pdf

Geneau R et al. The social and family dynamics behind the uptake of cataract surgery: findings from Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. Br J Ophthalmol 2005;89: 1399-402.

Lewallen S et al. Increasing cataract surgery to meet VISION 2020 targets; experience from two rural programmes in East Africa. Br J Ophthalmol 2005;89: 1237-40.

Lewallen S et al. Willingness to pay for cataract surgery in two regions of Tanzania. Br J Ophthalmol 2006;90: 11-13.

Mwende J et al. Delay in presentation to hospital for surgery for congenital and developmental cataract in Tanzania. Br J Ophthalmol 2005;89: 1478-82.

Publications which can be downloaded from the VISION 2020 e-resource include:

Community Outreach Initiatives; paragraph on Social Marketing and Demand Generation, page 12, at

Management Principles and Practices; contributing factors table, page 12, at module.pdf

Suppliers’ addresses

CBMI Christian Blind Mission International, Nibelungenstrasse 124, Bensheim 64625, Germany. Email: [email protected]

ICEH International Resource Centre, International Centre for Eye Health, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK. Email: [email protected]

Aravind Communications/LAICO, 72 Kuruvikaran Salai, Gandhinagar, Madurai 625 020, Tamil Nadu, India. Email: [email protected]

World Health Organization, Prevention of Blindness and Deafness, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. Email: [email protected]

KCCO, Tumaini University/KCMC, PO Box 2254, Moshi, Tanzania, Tel: 255 27 2753547, Fax: 255 27 2753598, Email: kcc[email protected]

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