Education & Training
Underlying the varied work carried out by HCP and Tilganga is their belief that a sustainable health care system must function effectively over the long-term with minimal external involvement. Thus, sustainable eye care requires local staffing of ophthalmologists, eye care workers and administrators and necessitates ensuring top rate training and education at all levels. A core feature of HCP’s training is to maximize the ability of mid-level eye care workers (largely ophthalmic assistants) to deliver eye care more efficiently.
Working closely with a variety of partners, HCP supports a full range of ophthalmic education – from the traditional rigorous training of surgeons to the intensive training of field workers that includes nurses, field staff and community leaders.