Papua New Guinea is ranked on a par with Tanzania, Yemen and Angola as 158th on the United Nations Human Development Index (2015), lower than any other country in the Pacific. The government spends just 2.6% of gross domestic product on healthcare. This severely limits the funding available to provide eye care services for the population or to train eye care providers. Rural health posts and even urban hospitals are seriously under-resourced in terms of equipment, staff and drugs. The project will provide eye care health training to community health care workers to enable them to prevent, identify, treat and/or put in place pathways for eye health in remote and rural villages who are in dire need of just the very basics in ophthalmic care.