Rwanda Becomes First Low-Income Nation To Offer Universal Eye Care
The Guardian: Rwanda becomes first poor country to provide eye care for all
“Rwanda has become the first low-income country to provide universal eye care for its 12 million population. The government has partnered with the organization Vision for a Nation (VFAN) to train more than 3,000 eye care nurses based in 502 local health centers, prescribing glasses and referring those with serious eye problems to national clinics. Nurses have visited each of Rwanda’s 15,000 villages…” (Bowman, 1/31).
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