Course 19

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Global perspective on workforce challenges to meet VISION 2020 goals

Convenor: Babar Qureshi
Description:
As the World Health Organization in its Universal Eye Health: A Global Action Plan 2014-2019, sets a global road map for the development of eye care services through a cadre of workers, there is a need for a common understanding of the available eye care workforce. Trends and challenges to set an action plan for workforce recruitment, retention, training and assessment is critical to increase the health outcomes and meet VISION 2020 goals and will be discussed. A global qualitative study results on training needs of Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP) will be presented. This session will highlight a global model for training and assessment to develop a special cadre of eye care team that can be used in the developing and developed world. Session attendees will be introduced to training and assessment resources and participate in discussions for use and implementation.

Objectives:
The course aims to inform the participants on –

  • Cambridge declaration and its implementation
  • Changing needs and trends in eye health work force
  • Model of training and assessment
  • Resources available for learning
    SpeakerPresentation
    Ivo KocurWHO's Action Plan and the definition of Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP)
    Babar QureshiThe Cambridge Declaration and its implementation
    Eydie Miller-EllisCurrent and future trends facing our eye care workforce
    Suzanne GilbertPart 1: A qualitative study of 15 AOP training programmes from around the world
    Victoria SheffieldPart 2: A qualitative study of 15 AOP training programmes from around the world
    Karl GolnikA global model for training your eyecare team
    Jayabaskar Thiyagarajan Competency Assessments for your eye care team
    William AstleCase study and demonstration of a training assessment model: Canada
    Santa HeedeCase study and demonstration of a training assessment model: Europe
    Wanjiku MathengeCase study and demonstration of a training assessment model: Africa

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