International Training Program on Childhood Blindness Control Held
The closing ceremony of a 14 day long international training program on implementing childhood blindness control using Key Informant Method (KIM) was held at a five star hotel in the capital city yesterday on Tuesday August 20, 2013. Prof. Dr. M. A. Muhit, an internationally recognized authority on childhood blindness research has developed this Key Informant Method (KIM) which has been used widely all over the world.
Four opthalmologists and two eye care managers from six countries including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippine and Vietnam, participated in this program. This is the second time this program has been conducted in Bangladesh. Last year 6 participants from 5 countries participated in the same program.
This training program's purpose is to equip the participants with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to detect children with blindness at a cost-effective and sustainable manner.
The training program was organised jointly by CSF, Asian Institute of Disability and Development(AIDD) University of South Asia and Light for The World.
Md. Nurun Nabi Talukder, DG, NGO Bureau was the Chief guest while Dr. Munir Ahmed, Country Director, ORBIS International was the special guest.
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