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Project-type interventions




€ 1,398,454
€ 1,397,874


The project has the aim of improving the access and the quality of inclusive eye care services both within the communities and health facilities in the districts of Kitgum, Lamwo and Arua (Acholi and West Nile sub-regions, North Uganda). In particular, the proposal focuses on the most vulnerable groups, such as persons with disabilities, women and children. Following the stakeholder meeting which took place in may 2018, in collaboration with the National Eye Health Coordinator from the Ministry of Health, the following strategy was set out, focusing on 3 main actions: Training on eye care and disability mainstreaming of health staff in basic health centres and the implementation of integrated outreaches and OMUs (Ophthalmic Mobile Units) in rural areas in order to reach the most vulnerable groups (persons with disabilities, women, children). The implementation of structural works within St. Joseph hospital in Kitgum, in order for it to become a secondary level eye care centre, and the supplying of equipment for the Arua Regional Referral Hospital in order to enhance the provision of eye care services such as surgeries and specialised treatments. The strengthening of the governance system in Eye Health and disability mainstreaming in order to ensure ownership of the intervention for the local authorities and to promote the inclusion of the eye care sector in the governmental policies with a specific focus on disability mainstreaming. Thanks to the facilitation the decentralization of health services at community level and the strengthening human resources and facilities, the target areas will have new centres for the provision of primary and secondary level eye care services, allowing for the treatment and visit of 76.521 patients before the end of the project, contributing to the reduction of the prevalence of avoidable blindness in the country before 2020, in line with the governmental plan "4th Eye Health Action Plan" and the objectives of the Vision 2020 WHO. read more close
Year Committed Used
2022 € 0 € 382,584
2021 € 0 € 439,814
2019 € 1,398,454 € 575,476


Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 11000

Channel reported

Type Name Channel code

Project data

  • IATI IDXM-DAC-6-4-011907-01-1
  • CRS Activity identifier2019000287
  • Expected start date 2019/09/01
  • Completion date -
  • Finance type Standard grant
  • Flow type ODA
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Implementation
  • Tied status Untied


  • 12220 - Basic health care 72%
  • 12281 - Health personnel development 23%
  • 15160 - Human rights 5%

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality significant objective
  • Disability principal objective
  • Aid to Environment significant objective
  • Participatory Development/Good Governance significant objective
  • Trade Development not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification not targeted
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) significant objective


  • 10.2 - By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
  • 1.4 - By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance
  • 3.8 - Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all