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Established
In partnership with the Ministry of Education and other development partners, KSB is the implementing body of the Kenya Integrated Education Programme (KIEP). KIEP is being implemented in 22 counties covering 90 districts in 541 schools with a caseload of 2,500 children with visual impairment (CWVI). KIEP has been sponsoring learners with visual impairment, facilitating them with assistive devices (white canes, scientific Calculators, Braille Machines, Pep kits, Braille papers), Support training of teachers in Braille and facilitating coordination work in all the 22 counties.
KSB works hand in hand with the Kenya Ophthalmic Programme (KOP) under the Ministry of Health and in partnership with other stakeholders are mandated to reduce incidences of preventable blindness in Kenya by providing preventive and curative of Eye Care Services through integration of Primary Eye Care into the existing Primary Health Care system in the Country. Through these initiatives, uptake of Eye care services have been improved and taken closer to the people. The delivery of optical services in all public hospitals is on going and productivity of eye care workers is guarantee. Kenya so far has a total of 61 ophthalmologists, 54 cataract surgeons, 48 ophthalmic clinical nurses, 16 Ophthalmic Nurses against a total population of 40 million. This is the biggest national challenge in pursuance to vision 2020 on elimination of avoidable blindness.