BARRIERS ANALYSIS OF ACCESS TO EYE-HEALTH CARE AND MID-TERM EVALUATION OF FRED HOLLOW’S INTERVENTIONS.

Starting with a barriers analysis including gender, social and demographic factors, Sustainable Solutions Timor-Leste (SSTL) is working with Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF) and the National Eye Centre to identify ways to improve access to eye-health services. In addition to participatory approaches, SSTL conducted an innovative COVID-safe survey which allowed participants to respond electronically and mobilized local youth groups to facilitate data collection in their areas. SSTL continues to support FHF to deliver services for those most in need.