News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 20 No. 61 2007. March 01, 2007

New resources available

Enquiries: Sue Stevens (sue.stevens@Lshtm.ac.uk)

Francis V and Wiafe B. The Healthy Eyes Activity Book. 2nd edition

The Healthy Eyes Activity Book was first published ten years ago. The authors, Victoria Francis (educationist, social researcher, and artist) and Boateng Wiafe (ophthalmologist), have built on the success of the book and acknowledged its wider appeal. Originally intended mostly for primary schools in rural Africa, the book has reached a wider audience, with translations in at least nine languages, largely through the efforts of SIGHT AND LIFE. The second edition takes cognisance of this wider appeal and has ‘internationalised’ the context, while still encouraging people to further adapt it to their needs and circumstances. Furthermore, this second edition expands on some areas that were not covered in detail in the first edition: there is a chapter devoted to nutrition and a chapter devoted to refractive errors. The section on ‘How to adapt and translate this book’ has been expanded to further promote adaptation of the material so that the stories reflect children’s realities. Available free of charge to low- and middle-income countries, UK £5 otherwise.

Prozesky D, Stevens S, and Hubley J. Effective teaching and learning for eye health workers

A 56-page booklet with content adapted from a series on teaching eye health in the Community Eye Health Journal, plus updated and additional material. The aim of this text is to stimulate readers to become more effective teachers. Available free of charge to low- and middle-income countries, UK £5 otherwise.

Two posters

Eye injury/trauma: primary level management and Red eye – no injury: primary level management. Available free of charge to low- and middle-income countries, UK £3 each otherwise.

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