Empowering Women in Rural India By Debunking Feminine Eye Health Myths
- Sustainable Development Goal :3 - Good Health & Well-Being
- Gender Equality Marker :Gender Transformative (GE3)
- Testing Country :India
- Testing Period :12 months
- Amount :$150,134
In collaboration with Operation Eyesight India and the Rotary Eye & ENT Hospital (REEH), this innovative solution proposes to recruit, train, and equip eight local female community health workers (LFCHWs) to provide eye health services in a majority women-staffed Mobile Vision Centre that will visit 15 villages in the Udhampur block of Udhampur district, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The LFCHWs will provide education on women and girls’ eye health, eye care services targeting women and girls, and will also serve men and boys village-wide.