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1 HRD in Optometry Luigi Bilotto Director Global Human Resource Development

2 What are the needs Strategic approach to address the HR shortages Relate relevant experiences Toward a working model Challenges

3 Global Avoidable Blindness 802m VI 123m DVI due to URE 517m NVI due to presbyopia 90% in developing context 640 million people are blind or vision impaired simply because they don’t have a pair of glasses

4 HRD Shortage

5 WHO RegionsPOPDist URE VI (> 5 yo)Near URE VI (> 40yo)Total UREExisting URE HRRequired URE HR Africa Americas Eastern Mediterranean Europe South East Asia Western Pacific Unassigned (EUR + WPR) GLOBAL Estimated Cost of Correcting URE, Fricke TR et al.

6 HRD Shortage − HR existing − HR needed −Assumes: Ratio = 1 / Fulltime commitment Only dealing with VI / % 20 %1 M+

7 Optometry Programs Developing context ~ 30% 90% of the need Africa17 Asia Pacific88 Eastern Mediterranean24 Europe113 Latin America30 North America22 TOTAL295

8 Strategic Approach −Targets good working basis −Effective needs call for a solid foundation Integrated Certified Upscalable Sustainable 1.Implement educational systems 2.Increase capacity of existing institutions

9 Evidence Basis Experience in 3 countries Africa Aim: 4-5 year degree Multilevel scheme −Needs −Resources −Educational structures −Faculty development Post Grad Optometrist 2 years Optometric Technician 2-3 years

10 Diploma (OT) in Lilongwe (2010) Degree (Optom) in Mzuzu (2008) Malawi

11 Target = /year 20/year

12 Malawi Target = /year 40/year #

13 Diploma (OT) 2009 Degree (Optom) 2012 Eritrea (Asmara)

14 Eritrea Target = /year 20/year

15 Degree (Optom) 2009 Mozambique (Nampula)

16 Target = /year

17 Mozambique (Nampula) Target = /year #

18 Mali (Bamako) Target = 320 (64)

19 Mali (Bamako) Target = 320 (64)

20 Towards Best Practice Model Partnerships Support Empowerment Appraisal

21 Towards Best Practice Model Partnerships Support Empowerment Appraisal Institutions Government NGO / Funders

22 Towards Best Practice Model Partnerships Support Empowerment Appraisal Curriculum Educational Faculty Infrastructure

23 Towards Best Practice Model Partnerships Support Empowerment Appraisal Systems Local HR Sustainability

24 Towards Best Practice Model Partnerships Support Empowerment Appraisal Monitor Assess Validate Cost-effectiveness

25 Global Optometry Support Initiative Africa −Mali (2009) −Cameroon (2011) −Kenya (2011) −Uganda (2013) −Tanzania −Ethiopia Asia −Vietnam (2013) −India −China ME −Pakistan −Bangladesh −Sri Lanka Latin America

26 Indicators suggest that this approach is effective and probably cost-effective How do we facilitate it? escalate it?

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