“Integrated care for diabetes and eye health: A global compendium of good practice” documents a series of “real world” case studies that showcase current initiatives to advance integrated care for DR across the spectrum of health promotion, prevention, early intervention and treatment in a range of different contexts and resource settings. The compendium has been designed to help fill a crucial knowledge gap and to strengthen the existing evidence base through providing insights on a range of different models, lessons learned and key recommendations on how to effectively implement integrated care.
Drawing on evidence from a range of projects and programmes showing promising results from 17 countries, the document will provide guidance to policy makers, medical organisation service providers and social investors. This has been developed by the partners of the Global Diabetic Retinopathy Advocacy Initiative.
The initiative is a multi-agency advocacy project being undertaken by leading non-government agencies in the diabetes and eye health sectors from 2017-2018. The current Leadership Group for the initiative includes: The Fred Hollows Foundation; Helen Keller International; The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness; International Council of Ophthalmology; International Diabetes Federation; Lions Clubs International Foundation; Orbis International; Sightsavers International; The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust; World Council of Optometry; and in association with the World Health Organization.