Monday, June 30, 2014

Tarlac Eye Center inks project partnership agreement with Aussie non-profit org

TARLAC CITY-Tarlac Provincial Hospital Eye Center (TPHEC) has inked a project partnership agreement with Australian non-profit organization Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF) in a bid to reduce the prevalence of avoidable blindness in the country.
Dubbed “A Replicable Community Eye Care Project in Tarlac Province,” it shall increase the capacity of TPHEC’s Linaw Tingin community eye care program with particular focus on the Public-Private Partnership model and economic sustainability.
“Under the agreement, purchase of major equipment and other supplies such as two laptops, LCD projector with screen, LCD projector with screen (5,000 lumens), statim fast autoclave, two portable ophthalmoscopes, portable slit lamp, two schiotz lamp, refracting unit with examining chair, stand, phoroptor head, trial lens set and lens meter shall be jointly provided by FHF and the provincial government,” TPHEC Officer-In-Charge Shelley Mangahas disclosed.
Moreover, the FHF project manager is tasked to handle all financial arrangements of the P5.8 million undertaking and shall work closely with the Sydney-based program coordinator to ensure that spending meets compliance regulations.
“This is a program not only for our fellow Tarlaquenos but for our fellow Filipinos as well. This is a noble project and I hope that with the expertise of Dr. Shelley and a close coordination with FHF, our Eye Center can be a sight saver,” Governor Victor Yap said.

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