Prevention of Blindness Prog
Prevention of Blindness Programme (PBL)
Dr. Daw Hla Marlar
Prevention of Blindness programme, MOH Naypyitaw
Dr. Ye Win
M.B.B.S. ( Ygn) M. Med. Sc ( Ophthalmology)
Trachoma Control and Prevention of Blindness Programme, Nay Pyi Taw
Taungoo, Trachoma Control and Prevention of Blindness programme,
Toungoo General Hospital, MS Office
Ophthalmologist Dr. Khin Win Maw
- Year 2000 - Vision 2020 – The Right To Sight ( 2000)
- Year 2005- An Expose on Vision 2020 –The Right To Sight at the Auditorium of University of Nursing ( Yangon)
- Year 2011 - World Sight day 13 October 2011,
- Year 2012 - MAMS Monograph 2012 Vision 2020 – The Right To Sight, Strengthening Eye Centers as a base of increasing Cataract Surgical rate in Myanmar, TCP and PBL.
- Year 2014 - Annual Evaluation Meeting and Training of Newly Appointed Team Leaders 2 October 2014. See photos below.
- Year 2015.
- 25th February, 2015 Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) In Pakauko, Taungu And Bago district (click to see more)
- National Stakeholder Meeting 27- 28 July 2015 , Naypyitaw
- Workshop on the Essential Package of Health services (EPHS) 15 September 2015, Park Royal Hotel, Naypyitaw
- Thursday 8th October 2015 “World Sight Day 2015”of Myanmar, at 9:00 am, at the Meeting Hall of Ministry of Health, Nay Pyi Taw.
- 03 Nov 2015 Dolphin Restaurant, Eye Health National Action Plan - along with WHO Global Action Plan GAP 2014-19 - Universal Eye Health UEH under Universal Health Coverage UHC 2030
- ESCAT 27 November 2015
- Global Action Plan, Nepal
- Universal eye health- A Global Action Plan 2014 – 2019.
- WHO Resolution of the Sixty –sixth World Health Assembly WHA 66.4
- Towards universal eye health : a global action plan 2014-2019
- Vision 2020 – The Right To Sight
1. 25th February 2005, An Expose on Vision 2020 – The Right To Sight at the Auditorium of
University of Nursing ( Yangon) - Reference: Proceedings of An Expose on Vision 2020 – The
Right To Sight
ORGANIZED B Y MYANMAR ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCEHeld at Auditorium of University of Nursing ( Yangon), 25th February 2005 Yangon, Myanmar (June 2005) Contents: Introduction b y Dr. Daw Khin Kyi Kyi Vision 2020 – The Right To Sight by Dr U Tun Aung kyaw Cataract Blindness by Prof. Dr. U Than Aung Childhood Blindness by Prof Dr. Daw Myint Khine Corneal Blindness by Prof Dr. U Mya Aung Corneal Blindness Prevention – A study in Myanmar by Dr. U Nyunt Maung Role of Academia and Professionals in Vision 2020 by Prof. Dr Madan Upadhyay
1. Vision 2020 – The Right To SightVision 2020 – The Right To Sight is a global strategy launched in 1999 by WHO in coordination with leading NGOs, the aim of which is to eliminate all avoidable blindness by the year 2020. Myanmar DOH adopted the strategy in 2000 and began implementing the activities. Myanmar Vision 2020 Programme was launched by Chairman of National Health Committee on 10 October 2000
Events / Photos
Trachoma Control andPrevention of Blindness programme, Chauk, 1972
Dr. Than Aung
Dr.Tun Aung Kyaw 2003
Events in Year 2017
Events in Year 2016
5 December 2016
Eye Health Stake Holders meeting, Panda Hotel, Yangon
Meeting called by Prevention of Blindness Program, Ministry of Health,
with Helen Keller International
- Overview of Phaco Training Plan
- Overview of Refractive Error study
- Overview and Discussion of Aravind HMIS for cataract
- Output of CARROT program in 2015-2016 and discussion
- Over view of Primary Eye Care trainings in 12 Township
- Experience on Monitoring visits to SECs and Townships
22 November 2016
15 September 2016 at Nay Pyi Taw
18 August 2016 at YEH
June 2016At Naypyitaw National Blindness Survey meeting at Yangon Eye Hospital
TC&PBL Annual Meeting NPT Sky Palace Hotel
Feb 04, 2016
Events Year 2015
ESCAT 27 November 2015
ESCAT ( Eye Care Services and Assessment Tool in Myanmar)Designed to assess the provision of eye care services at country or district level and to determine whether they meet the objective of the global action for Universal Eye Health. WHO will provide technical assistance and HKI will provide financial assistance for completion of the ESCAT in Myanmar. Aim : To help decision makers and other stakeholders understand the gaps in and needs for comprehensive integrated eye care services by collecting the necessary evidence for preparing a new or updated national plan or similar suitable strategic document for preventing avoidable visual impairment, providing eye care , low vision services and promoting eye health in lien with World Health Assembly Resolution WH A66.4 on universal eye health Goal is to provide a continuum of high- quality, comprehensive eye care, respecting equity and gender and also the needs of vulnerable groups and underserved.
9-10 November 2015
At the 27th Ophthalmic Surgeon's Conference, Sedona Hotel, Yangon
3 November 2015
Eye Health National Action Plan - along with WHO Global Action Plan GAP 2014-19 - Universal Eye Health UEH under Universal Health Coverage UHC 2030. 03 Nov 2015 Dolphin Restaurant, Yangon.
27-28 July Improving Eye Health in Myanmar: National Action Plan 2016-2020
At the end of the workshop, participants agreed on a set of recommendations, ranging from the establishment of a technical Task Force on Eye Health to the need of increasing the number of eye health professionals and their standard of training .
- Strengthen Primary and Secondary Eye Care services along with the placement of adequate human resources across the country.
- Continue to train more eye health professionals as per WHO standards, and include a training program on eye health in the curriculum of Primary Health Care workers.
- Conduct an ocular morbidity survey of all ages at national level.
- Integrate with other relevant programs under the Dept of Public Health, such as school health, Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health, Non Communicable diseases and other programs. Formulate a National Eye Policy & Plan of Action that can be incorporated in the National Health Policy
- Form a National Task Force on Eye Health led by the Ministry of Public Health and a Technical Advisory Group providing technical support.
February 2015 Naypyidaw
8 November 2013
Sagaing Division SEC
1995 Kyaukse SEC
MSc(Ophthalmology) field trip to Trachoma control & Prevention of Blindness programme Region- 5 Kyaukse.(1995)
Thai doctors from Banpheo Hospital Take their cataract machine deep into Myanmar and
restore sight to 206 grateful citizens.
Chularat Saengpassa, The Nation 9 October 2015
The " Sharing a Brighter Vision Initiative " ventures take place annually to mark the World Sight Day on October 8.
" Sharing a Brighter Vision Initiative " Programme is sponsored by Thailand 's Crown Property
Bureau Banphaeo Hospital, private conglomerate SCG ( Siam Cement) and the Thai Embassy in
General Hospital Mawlamyine, in Mon State Myanmar 7-9 October, 2015
The City is about 165 kilometres from Yangon, where the team arrive by plane , but the drive
from the capital to the project site took 7 hours
Members of the team
Dr. Pornthep Pongtaveekorn Director of Banphaeo Hospital,
Dr. Patsaran Thanasupan , Glaucoma Specialist
Dr. Sucheera Tatiwetchakul Cornea specialist
Dr. Vimontip Layanun , Paediatric and strasbismus specialist
Dr. Sittika Kokekhuntod A retina- vitreous specialist
The Local Hospital has 4 ophthalmologists and 2 were qualified to perform eye surgery
Out of over 400 applicants , 206 area residents have their eye sight restored at the General
Hospital Mawlamyine, in Mon State Myanmar 7-9 October, 2015
The " Sharing a Brighter Vision Initiative " ventures take place annually to mark the World Sight
Day on October 8. In view of the overwhelming need, Vunvimol Supprasert, deputy director
general of the Crown Property Bureau said they will try to raise funds for be able to send the
Team back to Mawlamyine.