Improving eye care service delivery through mentoring: 10GA Course

Dr. Suzanne S Gilbert

Suzanne Gilbert, Senior Director of Seva Foundation’s Innovation & Sight Program, our 10GA Eye Health Investor, writes about her upcoming course, Improving eye care service delivery through mentoring.

A great investment of 90 minutes!

Welcome to Durban! During the past several months, I have worked with an international team of partners to create a course that addresses priority needs relevant to any eye care programme. Join in on Friday 28 October, at 14.00 in Meeting Room 11 if you can.

Course 9: Improving  eye care service delivery through mentoring tells the story of comprehensive service programme strengthening. The presenter team from FIVE continents addresses: What is mentoring? How does it promote programme improvement? What are priority intervention points? How do we nurture leadership? What about engaging with the community? What strategies are recommended to improve clinical performance? What about financial viability of programmes? Once improvements are made, how do we sustain them? And the big question: what sustainability strategies are important for reducing the environmental impact of our work?

The presenters have devoted many years to systematic efforts to improve eye care service delivery within their own institutions and also through the Global Sight Initiative mentoring network. Start your Friday afternoon with this engaging and enlightening session!

This is my eighth IAPB General Assembly. As Senior Director of Seva Foundation’s Innovation & Sight Program,  Co-Chair of the IAPB Human Resource in Eye Health Working Group and incoming Chair of the IAPB North America Region, I bring a special enthusiasm for all the 10GA has to offer. Make Course 9 part of your plan!

You can also catch Seva Foundation’s Heidi Chase (Associate Director, Innovation and Sight Programs) and Katie Judson (Global Sight Initiative and Program Learning Manager, Innovation and Sight Programs) speaking on Strategic Partnerships to Scale Quality, Sustainable Eye Service Worldwide and Financial Strategies for Accelerating Service Delivery respectively on October 30 at the Pavilion.