“Well-planned and effectively-executed telemedicine programmes for diabetic eye disease have been shown to greatly reduce the incidence of visual loss.”Professor Tunde Peto
What impact did it make?
This project, builds on the success of previous ones in Eswatini and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Trust Fund’s DR.net project. In Eswatini, Professor Peto mentored the country’s lead ophthalmologist in setting up and running diabetic eye screening and eye-care pathways, this has led to a successful World Diabetes Fund grant that they are currently executing to join up eye-care with foot-care.
The DR.net united the approach to diabetic eye care in the Commonwealth; while all countries are responsible and maintain their own programme, training, education, and overall support is provided by the LINKS programme between country and the UK’s relevant institutions. This has led to over 25 programmes having been harmonised and to several South-South collaborations.
Impact related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
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