News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 13 No. 33 2000. March 01, 2000

New Directory of Teaching and Information Resources for Blindness prevention and Rehabilitation

A new directory providing eye health workers in developing countries with information about educational resources for blindness prevention and rehabilitation is now available. Funded by Glaxo Wellcome and produced by the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH), the Directory meets a widespread need for information to support teaching and learning. A survey of eye health workers in developing countries conducted by ICEH shows that less than 30% have access to libraries. Yet improving access to reliable information for health workers in developing countries is vital for achieving sustainable improvements in health care.

The Directory lists more than 100 teaching and information resources, including pamphlets, books, manuals, slides, videos and posters, many of which are available at low cost. It has a thematic index and provides contact details for all the resources. This is the first such Directory from the International Centre for Eye Health, which plans to expand and update it on a regular basis.

Glaxo Wellcome’s support means that copies of the Directory will be distributed free of charge to eye health workers in developing countries.

A Directory of Teaching and Information Resources for Blindness Prevention and Rehabilitation, compiled by Sue Stevens, is available from the International Centre for Eye Health, 11-43 Bath St., London EC1V 9EL Tel. 00 44 (0) 207 608 6910; Fax: 00 44 (0) 207 250 3207; E-mail: Eyeresource@ucl.ac.uk.

Free to developing countries. £3.00 elsewhere.

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