Team Details

Name Designation  Photo
Mr. Jalil Ahmed Rajper Deputy Director Ophthalmic Community Services /Incharge
Mr. Shahbaz Ali Program Coordinator
Engr. Mehran Memon  I.T Lead

⦁ The Prof. Dr. Khalid Iqbal Talpur was the founder of SIOVS and Community Ophthalmology Department, and Mr. Jalil Ahmed Rajper Deputy Director Ophthalmic Community Services is the in-charge of this department.
⦁ The Community Ophthalmology department is a living-force of SIOVS. It is a heart to the organization as it gives life to the mission and vision of SIOVS with each passing day. The different International Organizations have been working with the institute to broaden ophthalmic services in the entire Sindh, Pakistan.
⦁ The services include ophthalmic assistance, formal and informal education, personal and professional development, awareness campaigns, behavior change management, construction of accessible wash facilities, mother and community education, and teachers and students’ training of different eye diseases and their prevention.
⦁ The community-based projects encompass eye screenings (schools and communities), refractions (Rural Health Centers), diabetes and diabetes related blindness screening, surveys, research work all is implemented through a community ophthalmology team based in the field or within the department. The implemented projects are deeply aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals especially Good health and wellbeing, Quality education, Gender equality, Clean water and sanitation, Decent work and economic growth, Reducing inequality, Sustainable cities and communities, Climate action, and life on land.
⦁ The Community Ophthalmology Department, in the strategic planning, aims to get certified with ISO and PMI to internationalize the working scope, standards, and parameters, to better integrate into the society and make well-informed with the increasing market and organization’s pace. The institute also desires to develop a robust mechanism for working in community eye health with the increasing demands towards making eye health inclusive and leaving no one behind. Keeping in view of the changing realities and scenarios, SIOVS also intends to change its work from the community to an inclusive community eye health department in the next couple of years.

Eye Health Projects

No. Project Title Our Partners Location Duration
01 Prevention and Control of Blindness Program District Larkana, District Khairpur Mir’s and District Shaheed Benazirabad 2022-Till Date
02 Trachoma elimination as a public health issue in Pakistan District Kamber-Shahdadkot 2018-Till Date
03 Promoting Inclusive comprehensive eye care services by adopting peek solutions in the Province of Sindh (peek project) District Matiari 2020-Till Date
04 School Eye Health Project District Tando Allahyar Oct-2021 to June 2022
05 Improving Eye Health coverage through integration of Primary Eye Care in Pakistan District Mirpurkhas & Kamber- Shahdadkot Oct-2021 Till Date
06 Cataract Support Program District Kamber-Shahdadkot, Shikarpur & Dadu (Mehar) Oct-2021 Till Date
07 School Eye Health Project Tando Jam 2021
08 COVID-19 Early Recovery Project District Sanghar & Khairpur Mirus 2021
09 Gender Base Violence (GBV) District Hyderabad 2016-2020
10 Integrated Model of Care for Diabetic Retinopathy Within the Health System of Pakistan (IMOC-P) Hyderabad District Hyderabad 2016-2018
11 To determine the status of Vision Impairment of the persons engaged in heavy vehicle driving on National Highway Authority Islamabad District Hyderabad January 2018 to June-2018
12 Screening of Children’s Under Five Years for Visually Impairing and Blinding Eye Conditions & Screening Diabetics for Diabetic Retinopathy Project District Hyderabad 2014-2016
13 Medical officers, LHSs and LHWs Training on Primary Eye care District Matiari 2016
14 LHSs and LHWs Training on Primary Eye care District Hyderabad & Khairpur Mirs 2015
15 Medical officers, LHSs and LHWs Training on Primary Eye care District Hyderabad 2014