MoPH trains school nurses to detect low vision among students Nov 13, 2019 0 221 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaMinistry of Public Health (MoPH), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, has conducted the school eye health programme in all governmental and private schools and organised a workshop on ‘Low vision screening for school nurses’ in collaboration with partners. The workshop targeted 133 new nurses.During the workshop, the Blindness Prevention Programme team at MoPH presented various lectures about the common eye diseases, eye trauma and a practical training to all participants on how to perform an accurate visual acuity measurement and to fill the electronic screening forms. Dr Kholood al Mutawa, head of non-communicable disease section at MoPH, stressed the importance of early detection of low vision cases in children and referral of such cases to the health centres, in a effort to reduce the prevalence of low vision and lazy eye complications among schoolchildren.Mutawa said Qatar has implemented this mandatory visual acuity screening in all governmental and private schools. The data of last vision screening survey 2018-2019, which involved 113,946 students, shows that 14 percent of governmental schools’ students and 24 percent of private schools’ students have low vision, less than normal average of (6/6). Pages 123456 RELATED ARTICLES Closure of temporary access to Al Wakra at Mesaimeer Interchange Nov 13, 2019 0 609 FM SENDS MESSAGE TO GREEK COUNTERPART Nov 13, 2019 0 203 WCM-Q first-year students take First-Responder training course Nov 13, 2019 0 213 HMC develops Arabic version of UK’s type 2 diabetes education programnme Tribune News Network Doha A type 2 diabetes education programme developed by researchers from the UK has been adapted for Arabic patients by a team of diabetes educators from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), in .. Ooredoo unplugs world’s 1st mobile data plan management system Tribune News Network Doha Ooredoo, the region’s leading enabler of digital business innovation, has launched the world’s first commercial mobile data plan management system that integrates with Google Assistant. .. QFFD, Global Good host workshop on SDGs QNA Doha QATAR Fund for Development (QFFD) organised a workshop entitled ‘Using Innovation to achieve SDG targets 2030’ with the participation of relevant organisations. Held in cooperation with Global Good, the ..