Sightsavers Reports

Cost and budget impact analysis of a school-based vision screening programme in Cambodia and Ghana: implications for policy and programme scale-up

This study looked at the cost of integrating vision screening and provision of spectacles in existing school health programmes in Cambodia and Ghana.

It suggests that the scale up of school-based vision screening programmes is affordable in resource limited settings, such as Cambodia and Ghana, considering the current education budgets, and providing there is sufficient in-country capacity to deliver such interventions at scale.

The study highlights several policy and programme implications and provides suggestions for minimising costs and maximising efficiencies of vision screening in a school setting.

A boy sits at a desk, his head bent over his schoolbook, writing something with a pencil. Around him sit other schoolchildren.
Type
Original research
Theme
Eye health
Date published
24/06/2021
Journal
Health Policy Open
Language
English
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