Current status

1. Faculty open

Pro members can join the faculty and participate in its activities

2. Public event

The first public event serves to discuss issues and priorities across the continent

3. Action plan

The action plan identifies resources and actions for the faculty

4. Operational

Faculty members participate in exchange and learning activities

Diabetic eye disease (including diabetic retinopathy) is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20–74. Resource-poor settings, which are all too commonplace in Africa, result in health systems that are poorly organized and unable to deliver sufficient eye care. The clinical workforce, resources and equipment needed to manage diabetic eye disease are scarce.

The objectives of this faculty are to: increase Africa's capacity of eye care professionals with skills in the prevention and treatment of diabetic eye diseases and upskill other healthcare professionals in diabetic eye disease. Faculty members come together to share information and co-create solutions to address outstanding challenges. The faculty is open to all healthcare professionals with an interest in diabetes.

The action plan for this faculty is under discussion. If you would like to participate in its formulation, consider joining our next event. 


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Latest poll results

Are you currently part of a multidisciplinary care team?


Poll carried out among participants in the Active Conversations event on "Multidisciplinary Care teams" (June 2020)

What should be the priority?