“Sight First China action” Project Phase III Accessed Acceptance

2014-03-19

From March 2nd to March 10th,the third phase of project ”Sight First China action ” accessed the acceptance of “Elimination of Blinding Trachoma by 2016 in China” project and the mid-term acceptance of project build the province(city)-county-village three-level eye disease network in Liaoning province” successfully. Professor Silvio Paolo Mariotti(World Health Organization senior health officer), Professor Serge Resnikoff (International blindness-preventing expert) , Dr. Wingkun Tam( Former chairperson of Lions Clubs International) and other related leaders and experts had been checking and evaluating for the whole course.

March.2nd,2014, periodical evaluation meeting ofElimination of Blinding Trachoma by 2016 in China” project was held in Beijing, which was chaired by Xu Xiao, Deputy Director of Rehabilitation management department of National Institute of Hospital Administration and Wang Ningli, Vice Dean of Beijing Tongren Hospital. And Deputy Commissioner Zhang Rui from Department of Medical Administration of National Health and Family Planning Commission also attended the meeting and made a speech. Director Zhang commended the current achievement, and assigned the next tasks to every province. Later, the representatives from the “Sight First China action” project office of National Health and Family Planning Commission and Hebei, Liaoning and other 12 provinces reported the early stage evaluation, personnel training, medicine distribution and administration and other aspects of the current condition in turns. And experts both at home and abroad evaluated it and gave some important advice one by one. From March 3rd to March 7th, Project Evaluation and Acceptance Group chose Qinghai and Yunnan province to do on-the-spot investigations, and went to County Xunhua and County Menyuan of Qinghai Province and County Pingbian of Yunnan Province to recheck the suspected patients with TF positive found in primary school as well as screen more students at Grade 1. At the same time, they came to the nearby village to recheck the suspected patients with TF and CO. It was clarified that the Provincial survey teams’ working process and outcome meets the WHO standards perfectly.

On March 8th, the mid-term evaluation meeting of build the province(city)-county-village three-level eye disease network in Liaoning province” was held in Shenyang, Liaoning province. The project executive, Health and Family Planning Commission of Liaoning province, the Project evaluations, such as National Health Development Research Center, the first hospital of China Medical University, the forth hospital of China Medical University, three provincial pilot hospital of He’s and related counterpart- aiding county-level hospitals, reported back on their work separately. Later, the Project Evaluation and Acceptance Group was divided into 3 groups, and then went to the three provincial pilot hospital, related counterpart-aiding county-level hospitals, Township Health Centers and village clinics to do on-the-spot investigation. They canvassed the medical equipment, the staff, the number of outpatient and surgery, the correlative populations and the referral systems of ophthalmology, and putted forward some important suggestions.

On March 10th, 2014, the Project Evaluation and Acceptance Group held the meeting for summary and feedback in Beijing. They summarized the work seriously, thought highly of the accomplishment, and assigned the following tasks.

So far, Sight First China action” Project Phase III evaluation was rounded off.