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Changes in Eye Health and Service Coverage in Nampula, Mozambique Between 2011 and 2018

This paper describes how the prevalence and causes of visual impairment, and coverage of cataract services, have changed in Nampula, Mozambique between 2011 and 2018. It provides a good example of how population-based surveys can be used to monitor the impact of eye health programmes over time, and inform changes to programme strategy.

This study provides empirical evidence that the Nampula Eye Health Programme’s response to the 2011 study impacted the quality and coverage of cataract services, and reduced the prevalence of blindness. The more recent study highlights new challenges for the programme.

A doctor checks a woman's eyes for cataracts outdoors on a sunny day, with low cream-coloured houses in the background.
Original research
Eye health
Date published
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
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