Objective: Discuss plans for the upcoming community health screening project with representatives from Vision Springs. To ascertain the support that Vision springs can provide to our screening program.
Report submitted by: Risata Kufuor (Intern)
- 11:30 AM - DEPARTURE: Departure of AFAWI Team from Adenta, Ghana to East legon, Ghana
- 12:00 PM – TEAM ARRIVAL - The AFAWI team arrived at Mensvic grand hotel and met the vision springs representatives.
- 12:30 PM - 13:30 PM – DISCUSSIONS: We discussed plans for the upcoming community health screening project, including dates, proposed communities and screening tests. Vision springs spoke about the work they do and detailed the help they could provide to us.
- 13:30 PM - 14:00 PM – CONCLUSION: The meeting was concluded and the AFAWI team returned to the office.
A summary of the points discussed with Vision Springs is as follows;
Vision springs recommends the following per day of our screening program; 2 optometrists, 1 pre-screening nurse, 1 opthalmic nurse.
They will provide the above personnel at a discounted cost for us; Optometrist GHc350, Opthalmic nurse GHc250, Pre-screening nurse GHc150. In total the staff we would require would cost GHc1100 per day.
One Optometrist can be provided free of charge if we order 500 glasses which is their minimum order quantity.
They provide 2 types of glasses; reading glasses and pop-in lenses which are corrective (for short and long sightedness).
Reading glasses cost GHc8 each, the pop-in lenses cost GHc25 each. These are specially discounted prices for AFAWI.
In order to provide the pop-in lenses for the community, extra testing would be required namely, the use of an auto-refractor.
The auto-refractor is available for hire at GHc500 per day.
Vision springs has suggested that we consider screening 2 communities in one day to save costs.
The vision springs staff would bring their own tools and need nothing else in addition apart from table and chairs as work stations.
If we would like to provide eye drops (a variety including antibiotic and anti-allergic) for the community, they can speak with an external provider to bring these for us, either at a bulk pre-order cost or charged per use.
The vision springs consultants have suggested that we consider the following organisations as sources of funding for our work in general; Standard chartered bank, The office of the 2nd lady.
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