KSB is mandated by the Act, to offer, support and coordinate comprehensive eye care service in Kenya. KSB works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (Medical Services and Public Health). The Ministry is represented in the Board by an appointee of the Permanent Secretary.
In Kenya, eye care services (prevention and treatment) are coordinated through a department referred to as Division of Ophthalmic Services (DOS). From the public Health, we have a Division of Preventive Ophthalmic Services. The Head of DOS is the appointed representative of the Permanent Secretary in the KSB Board.
KSB in partnership with DOS and Sight Savers International are implementing the Kenya Ophthalmic Programme (KOP) through a tripartite agreement. This programme is responsible for eye care services that include eye health promotion, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. Based on this agreement, KSB is supporting some zonal units including Makueni, Mwingi, Kangundo, Loitoktok, Mbagathi, Kajiado, Baringo, Maral, Nakuru, Machakos, Kitui and Koibatek) to implement KOP activities by working with the zonal eye surgeons
KSB with her development partners are supporting public hospitals with equipment; coordinate training on primary health eye care services for District Health Management Teams (DHMT), Rural health workers, supports eye treatment and surgeries. Coordination involves holding strategic planning meetings, coordinating evaluation and monitoring prospects at clients and providers’ level.
KSB operates an eye clinic and an optical shop within its offices and serves about 4000 patients yearly. This clinic is very unique in that it is most affordable and offers quality services and products. The clinic has all equipments required for refraction and screening. KSB also runs an eye check up outreach clinics every quarter.