Sight for the Blind


I want to use this opportunity to welcome everyone to this important presentation. I chose Teppi one of theEthiopian province for this presentation because during the course of my research, this region ranks highest in the case of River blindness in Ethiopia. I am very concerned for the people who live around this area where mostly affected by River Blindness. After this presetation, a lot of people especially who live around Teppi area, governmental and non gevernmental bodies will participate in minimizing the River blindness in this area. Please click this link to view the presentation Envi Power Point Presentation (f)


11 Responses

  1. I really appreciate the approach taken by the writer; I now know more about this disease that has ravaged these communities for years. Since this is a public health issue, this presentation shows how it is contracted and what must be done to eradicate it. I hope the government is more aggresive in solving this problem. Job well done. Thanks.

  2. Very well presented. The Powerpoint was clear, informative and well researched. Great job!

  3. It is very interesting discussion and nice presentation that the writer did. I know how much the people of this area have been suffering from this disease that this presentation will motivate numbers of NGO`s and governments to involve in this issue to minimize the problems. I hope that this presentation will give great understanding about the disease that the community will get good support. Well organized and discussed!

    • Congratulations Chiche. I am a Walden alumni, I know it takes tremendous amount of time and dedication to give such a quality presentation. You are already putting Walden’s vision of social change into practice by identifying River Blindness in your community and advocating for help, solutions, and possible treatments. This is what Public health is all about thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  4. This presentation addresses an important public health problem which has garnered the attention and intervention of former President Carter and his foundation, but as noted by the author, there is still much work to do in recognizing and eradicating river blindness. A concise summary of the epidemiology of the disease is provided, in addition to practical steps which must be taken to decrease the incidence and prevalence of the disease.

  5. Thank you for this informative review of river blindness. I am struck by how common and how devastating this disease is for people living and working in Teppi, Ethiopia. I wish to learn more how to help promote health and well-being for people at risk.

  6. Thanks for this informative power-point presentation.
    I think health education is needed to bring awareness to the communities at risk for informed action. All stakeholders (governmental and non-governmental organizations) must be involved to help these communities.

    • Hello Philip, Thank you for sharing your time to read my presentation. I agree with you. My main objective was to educate the communities on the prevalence and causes of River Blindness in Teppi Ethiopia, to identify barriers to the access of services by those who are suffering from Onchceriasis, to assess the impact of this disease on the quality of life, and visual physical functioning of affected individuals. The communities are on the hands of Stakeholders both governmental and non-governmental agencies. Even though some agencies are helping with free medication supplies, the root cause of the disease needs to be addressed, more research needs to be conducted and much more effort is needed towards eradication of the disease along with the treatment. Thanks much

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  7. Great job!!! This presentation was very educative. I learnt a lot from this and became more aware of the plight of this people. Hopefully, this presentation will shed more light on the need for intervention and assistance.
    Congrats Berhane.

  8. Job well done. The presentation shade some light regarding its severity and how the disease affects people welbeing. From the presentation, however, I couldn’t see the magnitude of this disease in the area you mentioned (Teppi). If you have that data one can easily understand how rampant is the problem.

    In general, the presenation is very informative.Congratualtions Mrs. Berhane

  9. The presentation was informative precise and to the point. The focus on this disease is critically important since it affects the sight which is one of the important organs of our body. It has addressed the global and local burden of the problem. The community affected, significance, its epidemiology, and disease process is well explained. This presentation has great impact on showing severity of the problem in the locality and underscores the need for urgency and emergency interventions required to prevent the spread of the disease and possibly eradicate it before it gets out of hand. I believe that it knocks on the doors of government, national and international agencies, stakeholders.including communities to join hands and make concerted efforts. Well done and thought.

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