Contents
1. Introduction

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2. Programme Activities

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2.1 Optometrist Training Workshop | Mwanza (26th- 28th February)

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2.2 Vision Event | Shinyanga (1st - 6th March)

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2.3 Vision Event | Dodoma (6th - 13th May)

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2.4 Further Optometrist SV Team Mentoring (September)

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2.5 Expansion of the Vision Ambassador Programme

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2.6 Creation of new teaching resources

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3. Programme Achievements

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3.1 Continued to increase access to specialist eyesore services for people with albinism

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3.2 Improved wellbeing of beneficiaries

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3.3 Increased educational attainment among students with albinism

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3.4 Continued to increase teachers’ capacity to support academic development of students with
albinism

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3.5 Increased clinical capacity of Tanzanian optometrists to serve the complex vision needs of people
with albinism

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3.6 Empowered Vision Ambassadors and optometrists with the skills to train and mentor further
teachers and optometrists

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3.7 Continued to deepen Government engagement in the provision of vision care to people with
albinism

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3.8 Promoted societal awareness of the vision needs of people with albinism through media
engagement

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3.9 Continued to deepen school engagement in the provision of vision care to people with albinism

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4. Programme Plans for 2019

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5. A Note of Thanks

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Photo Credits: Chihiro Tagata Fujii (1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 17) Harry Freeland (10, 16, 18) Elizabeth Wayne (7, 8, 12, 13)

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