National Management Training Workshop of Blindness Prevention and Treatment of 2014 was Held in Guangzhou

2014-09-28

    From September 25 to 26, 2014, the National Management Training Workshop of Blindness Prevention and Treatment of 2014, hosted by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, was held in Guangzhou. Deputy Director Zhou Jun and Deputy Inspector Wen Weiqun attended the meeting and delivered the speech, respectively coming from Medical Administrative Authority of the National Health and Family Planning Commission and Guangdong Health and Family Planning Commission. Professor Zhao Jialiang, from Beijing Union Medical College Hospital, and Director Hu Ailian, from Beijing Tongren Hospital as well as many other famous blindness prevention experts gave the lectures to over one hundred oculists and blindness prevention administrators from 31 provinces and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.


    On September 25, Deputy Director Zhou Jun introduced the present situation of our blindness prevention and treatment as well as the next working thought. He pointed out clearly that there were 4 main problems in our blindness prevention and treatment work: First, the absolute number of blindness people in our country is still the largest among which cataract is the main cause leading to blindness. Second, ophthalmic medical resource is inadequate and uneven distributed. Third, the CSR is low and there is a big difference among regions. Forth, oculists’ service ability is still to be improved. Combined with these problems mentioned and the continuous development of our medical and health system reform, Deputy Director Zhou Jun introduced the main thinking for our blindness prevention and treatment work: First, keep on pushing forward our ophthalmic medical and health service, among which the key work is to comprehensively improve the basic eye disease service ability. Second, continue to work on preventing eye disease leading to blindness. Third, evaluating the implementation of the National Plan of Blindness Prevention and Treatment (2012-2015) and making the next five-year plan. Forth, have performance evaluation on the provincial-level technical steering group of blindness prevention. Fifth, carry out the Survey of National Eye Care Capacity & Resource and the Prevalence of Eye Disease across the country.


    At the meeting Deputy Director Zhou Jun said, as the important work of the National Health and Family Planning, blindness prevention and treatment was our obligatory responsibility. The administrators of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, the leader and organizer, should attach great importance to this work and perform their duties seriously to finish the work very well. Ophthalmologists always work quite diligently that our blindness prevention work will not finish very well without those medical workers’ active participation.

    Then many famous blindness prevention experts introduced their working thought and their working experience for the training members in the new period. Director Hu Ailian from Beijing Tongren Hospital illustrated the role of our technical steering group for blindness prevention and the function of Light Fund. Professor ZhaoJialiang introduced new thought of blindness prevention from the point of our present blindness prevention situation and the challenge we are facing. Professor He Mingguang, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center of Zhongshan University, shared the successful experience in the light of role of large public hospital in the regional blindness prevention work. Professor Yu Haidong, Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention Research Center, presented the practical experience according to Shanghai eye disease prevention pattern. Professor TangXin and He Wei, Tianjin Eye Hospital, gave their tips on blindness prevention on the basis of the operation work of medical team and the work of training base. Professor Jia Yading, Shanxi Eye Hospital, told their cooperation work with NGO with Shanxi pediatric ophthalmic project as an example. Professor Zhang Mingzhi showed the new methods of training system and quality control for basic eye doctors by comparison of eye operation methods between foreign countries and our country. Professor Lu Qing illustrated the contribution of International NGO to Chinese blindness prevention by means of ORIBIS’ investment and its effectiveness.

Director Hu Xiang from general office of Department of Medical Administration and Supervision of the National Health and Family Planning Commission said the meeting was more of the experience exchanging meeting instead of only for training. Personnel training was focused on the next blindness prevention work which needed our continuous joint efforts. Leading health administrative departments should actively promote education and training work. She hoped some leading hospitals in blindness prevention like Beijing Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing Tongren Hospital and Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center of Zhongshan University will continue to spare no effort to play the important part in supporting the development of Chinese ophthalmology.


    On September 26, Guangdong county-level hospital ophthalmology training and blindness prevention experience meeting were held in Zhong shan Ophthalmic Center of Zhongshan University. Deputy Director Zhang Rui, from general office of Department of Medical Administration and Supervision of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, showed the positive view towards the achievements in blindness prevention of Guangdong province and highly appraised the current accomplishment achieved in our country while deployed the next provincial assignments.


    So far the National Management Training Workshop of Blindness Prevention and Treatment of 2014 successfully ended.