News of DRRADissemination Seminar on Preventive Framework for Childhood Blindness


DRRA and CIPRB (Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh) jointly initiated a research on childhood blindness. The research conducted by Professor AHM Enayet Hussain, Additional Director General (Planning and Development) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). DRRA and CIPRB provided financial and technical support to conduct the research. The objective of the study was to develop a preventive framework for childhood blindness in Bangladesh. To share the findings of the study a seminar was held on 27 April 2017 in IEDCR conference hall of DGHS. In the seminar, Professor Ava Hossain and Farida Yesmin, the Executive Director of DRRA was present as special guests in the seminar. The findings and recommendations of the research shared in the seminar. The participants of the seminar emphasize to development a compressive framework combining the early identification, appropriate management, proper referral and rehabilitation services which will address health along with social and economic issues.   

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