- Action plan
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.