RAAB

National Representative RAAB survey 2016 - Union of Myanmar

Overall Objective: The overall objective of this survey is to assess the magnitude of blindness; its causes and the impact of existing eye care serve in Union of Myanmar by using epidemiologically valid survey methodology.   Specific Objective: :      overall prevalence of blindness, severe visual impairment and visual impairment; :      prevalence of blindness, severe visual impairment and visual impairment from avoidable causes; :      prevalenceof blindness, severe visual impairment and visual impairment from cataract; :      main causes of blindness, severe visual impairment and visual impairment; :      prevalence of aphakia and/or pseudophakia; :      cataract surgical coverage; :      visual outcome of cataract surgery; :      barriers to cataract surgery; :      uncorrected refractive errors and uncorrected presbyopia; :      cataract surgery service indicators (age at time of surgery, place, costs and type of surgery, cause of visual impairment after cataract surgery).  

Contacts

Camilla Price  Program Manager - Myanmar | The Fred Hollows Foundation Email cprice@hollows.org | Skype camilla.rose.price Phone +95 9966 907 039 Address Floor 3, 608 Merchant Road, Pabedan Township, Yangon 11141    
 

Year 2017

RAAB Steering Committee (RSC): Prof Tin Win, Dr Hla Mar Lar, Prof Dr Than Aung, Prof Dr Chaw ChawKhaine, Prof Dr May Htet Hnin Aye, Prof Dr Thuzar Han, Dr Myo Paing,Erica Khetran, Dr AK Win, Dr Maung Maung Lin and Camilla Price    

15 to 19 December 2014

HKI Eye Health Initiative, Myanmar

Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) 2015 in Pakauko, Taungu And Bago district
Objectives
General:       To measure the prevalence of cataract blindness and cataract surgical coverage among the elderly in Pakauko, Taungu And Bago and compare it with the results of RACSS conducted in 2001 and RAAB conducted in 2011 Specific: 1. To measure the prevalence rate of cataract and other avoidable blindness among 50 years and above; + childhood blindness 2. To learn what is the output and outcome of the services provided by the prevention of blindness: cataract surgical coverage, barriers to cataract surgery, visual outcomes, and facts about surgical methods – outreach and institutional 3. To know the sex and age adjusted results Principle Investigator              Dr. Daw Hla Marlar Asst. Principle Investigator      Dr. U Tin Mg Swe Training/Course Coordinator   Dr. Aung Kyaw Win Certified Trainer                      Dr. BR Shamanna, (AP School of Medical Sciences,University of Hydarabad,India) Chief  Advisor                         Prof. U Than Aung MAMS , MOH Supervisor/Survey advisor      Dr. U Maung Maung Lin ( WHO,National Professional Officer) Field Coordinator/Survey Team Leader /Ophthalmologists Pakkoku Secondary Eye Center          Dr, Daw Shwe Wah Aye Taungu Secondary Eye Center            Dr. Daw Yu Yu Thein Bago Secondary Eye Center               Dr. U Saw Thwin Mon Thein The RAAB 2015 report will be submitted through WHO to all related Institutions accordingly  
MOH WHO HKI RAAB Training Program 2014 December
15 Dec Opening Ceremony NPT Disease Control Office Building, Meeting Hall 15 Dec p.m to 18 Dec Introduction and Training on RAAB 19 Dec a.m Pilot Survey Wetkamu village, Pyinmana Township p.m Data entry and analysis, Q&A section, Discussion  
Reports
  • RESULTS OF RAAB   ( 2014-2015) TAUNGOO
Results of Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness Summary Report Date and Time of report 1/19/2016 This report is for the survey area , Myanmar
  • RESULTS OF RAAB   ( 2014-2015) Pakokku
Results of Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness Summary Report Date and Time of report 1/19/2016 This report is for the survey area , UN
  • RESULTS OF RAAB   ( 2014-2015) Bago
Results of Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness Summary Report Date and Time of report 1/19/2016 This report is for the survey area , Myanmar
  The RAAB is called  Rapid because:
  1. Focus on people 50+ requires small sample size, 80-90% of all blindness occurs in people aged 50+, Prevalence is highest in people aged 50+. Therefore the sample size can remain small. Distribution by cause in people aged 50+ represents very well distribution by cause for entire population. If survey would cover all age groups, the sample size would have to be 7-10 times higher to achieve the same accuracy. This will take too many resources, too much time and too expensive.
  2. Enumeration and examination combined in one visit 3. Standardised, validated and time-proven protocol 4. In-built quality control 5. Data analysis incorporated in RAAB software. Reports producedin 5 minutes, instead of 6-12 months 6. Results internationally comparable, information available for more than 70 countries worldwide to compare.
   
Photos   RAAB(6)    

RAAB naypyitaw

    RAAB hlamarlar  Drs. Aung Kyaw Win and Hla Marlar RAAB Lewai Township

 Rural Health Center Lewai Township

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