We provide frameworks and preferred practice solutions for delivering projects, during which we collect evidence and report outputs and impact achieved. This provides the foundations for future larger programs and national strategies. We currently we work with a small number of strategic partners to deliver programs. In the future the number and size of these projects will grow.
Botswana has the opportunity to be the first country in the world to screen and treat every school child in a comprehensive national programme. Peek is working with the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and government of Botswana to develop a National Comprehensive School Eye Health Programme.
Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF) is a development organisation working in more than 25 countries. They help train and empower local eye doctors, nurses and health workers to create a sustainable system of care in the communities that need it most. FHF has a very clear purpose: to make sure everyone, whether they’re rich or poor, has access to high quality, affordable eye health. FHF are one of Peek’s key partners and we are working together to ensure we create the best solutions and begin delivering into their programs in 2018.
CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world. CBM works in the most disadvantaged societies, irrespective of race, gender or religion. CBM’s vision is for an inclusive world in which all persons with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential. CBM are one of our key partners and we are working together to ensure we create the best solutions and begin delivering into their programs in 2018.
This project aims to strengthen the national school health program in Rwanda by ensuring that all children in the selected pilot schools access a screening eye examination and all those identified with ocular concerns receive necessary interventions. It is important that the pilot is designed as a route to a national program or to a district program as a minimum. From this pilot, a district or national plan will then be created with greater detail and certainty, based on real world practice proved in the Rwandan system. The project design takes learning from our partners’ similar projects incorporating international best practice.
Peek have been working in Kenya for over 3 years. The initial validation studies of Peek Acuity and Peek Retina took place in Nakuru, Kenya. Integration of Peek Acuity into school eye health and community eye health solutions are run in Kitale, Kenya, led by Dr Hillary Rono. Work has evolved from existing research projects in partnership with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). We are also working with Dr Rono on a strategy to eliminate blindness in Trans Nzoia County.
To get the best quality images of the retina the pupil needs to be dilated. However, this is not always possible due to time constraints, patient comfort, or having access to a medical professional who can administer the drops. In order to maximise access to eye healthcare in these cases, we are planning to develop a device which can produce high quality retina images without the need for dilation.
The early weeks of life are critical for the eye and retina development. Advances in care for prematurely born babies have led to increased survival rates. However, one consequence of these life-saving interventions is increased rates of a blinding eye disease called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) which can leave children severely visually impaired for the rest of their lives. We are working on developing a device which can safely and accurately test for ROP, allowing early treatment and preventing future loss of sight.
During retinal imaging, understanding which parts of the retina have been seen and, more importantly, which areas have been missed, can be difficult. We are currently working with partners to develop image stitching software that allows users of Peek Retina to build a mosaic of the retina in real-time as they pan around the eye.
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