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Eye Care in Africa

Eye Care in Africa

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Just as important as survival is a good quality of life. Today, up to 80% of blindness is preventable and treatable, and most sight problems can be alleviated with cost-effective interventions. Approximately 26.3 million people suffer from visual impairment in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is estimated that 15.3% of the world's blind population live in the region; together with humanitarian aid and national health services eye health in Sub-Saharan Africa is improving as national health systems integrate eye care to primary health care. Awareness, education and  eye-care services are now more widely delivered, catering to the needs of children and adults from poorer regions.