Sightsavers Reports

Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB): Muchinga Province, Zambia

This report describes the findings of a rapid assessment of avoidable blindness (RAAB) conducted in Muchinga Province, Zambia in 2017.

The prevalence of blindness was just over 4% and the major cause was cataract, followed by glaucoma. Only 37% of people who require cataract surgery have received it, meaning there is an urgent need to scale up access to cataract surgical services in the province.

The study was financed by Standard Chartered Bank, through their Seeing is Believing initiative.

Type
Report
Theme
Eye health
Date published
18/07/2019
Journal
N/A
Language
English
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