Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region’s Blindness Prevention and Treatment Management Training Program was held in Guilin

2015-10-01

On August 19th  and 20th , 2015, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region’s Management Personnel of Blindness Prevention and Treatment Training Session, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region’s Third Phase of Sight First, China Action Project and The Blindness Prevention and Treatment Management Training Program was held in Guilin. The 2 training programs were host by the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and undertaken by the Blindness Prevention Technical Steering Group Office of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the First Affiliated Hospital of the Guangxi Medical University. The Vice Director Wu Cailin from the Department of Medical Administration of the provincial Health and Family Planning Commission and Professor Tan Shaojian, the chief of ophthalmology from the First Affiliated Hospital of the Guangxi Medical University, also the leader of the Blindness Prevention Technical Steering Group made the opening speech. About 200 people attended the Training program. They were the principals of blindness prevention from 14 prefecture cities’ Department of Medical Administrations, the experts from the Blindness Prevention Technical Steering Group and the ophthalmology principals or liaison members of all the counties and districts’ medical institutions.

On August 19th, more than 40 people attended the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region’s Management Personnel of Blindness Prevention and Treatment Training Session. They were the officers from Department of Medical Administrations of 14 prefecture cities’ Health and Family Planning Commissions and the members of the Blindness Prevention Technical Steering Group of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The meeting aimed to progress the blindness prevention and treatment management work, enhance the communication and training between the management officers and the medical workers and work hard together to improve the blindness prevention and treatment work. The meeting was host by Professor Tan Shaojian. Vice Director Wu Cailin from the Department of Medical Administrations of the provincial Health and Family Planning Commissions made an important instruction. And the vice director of Blindness Prevention Technical Steering Group of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Professor Liang Hao made an report on the problems existed in the process of direct cataract reporting through Internet and the present situation of the national eye health care resources. And the Professor Jiang Linzhi, the office director of the Blindness Prevention Technical Steering Group of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region had summarized the blindness prevention achievement of the 12th Five-Year Plan, put forward the blindness prevention planning legislation of the 13th Five-Year Plan and organized debate among the participants. Thus the next-step work will of blindness prevention and treatment work in Guangxi was ensured. Finally, the Vice Director Xu Xiao from Blindness Prevention and Eye-Health Progression Center of National Institute of Hospital Administration and the experts of Blindness Prevention Technical Steering Group together with all the blindness prevention management officers from all the prefecture cities had conducted a heated discuss on the theme of the Forth Phase Sight First, China Action project and put up important advise on the next-step blindness prevention planning.

On August 20th, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region’s Third Phase of Sight First, China Action Project---Trachoma Eradication and The Blindness Prevention and Treatment Management Training Program was held in Guilin. The meeting was host by Professor Tan Shaojian. Vice Director Wu Cailin from the Department of Medical Administrations of the provincial Health and Family Planning Commissions made an important instruction and gave important directions on the following blindness prevention work. The Vice Director Xu Xiao from Blindness Prevention and Eye-Health Progression Center of National Institute of Hospital Administration had made detailed introductions of the Elimination of Blindness-leading Trachoma in China before 2016 Project, the transmit system of the cataract recovery surgeries and the survey work of national eye health care resources. The 3 professors, Tan Shaojian, Liang Hao and Jiang Linzhi had made lectures separately on the present situation of blindness prevention work in Guangxi and the following work will, the baseline assessment work of the 3 phases’ trachoma program in the Guangxi’s Sight First, China Action project, the diagnosis and treatment standards of trachoma made by WHO and the principle of the blindness prevention. And they had communicated with the experts in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The meeting also invited the deans, section directors of some hospitals of city or county level to report the way of improving the surgery rate of cataract and the direct reporting rate through Internet and the connection of electronic medical record and the direct reporting network system of cataract.

The success of the training program was of great significance. It not only strengthened the consciousness of all the prefecture cities’ blindness prevention management institutions for the present situation of the blindness prevention and treatment in Guangxi and made the following work will clear, but also progressed the knowledge of the blindness prevention and treatment work and trachoma prevention methods to some degree for the eye health workers in Guangxi. The meeting will surely contribute to the conduction of blindness prevention and treatment work in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.