Rwanda has successfully provided universal eye care to all of its 12 million citizens, through a partnership between the government and the organization Vision for a Nation. In developing countries with poor access to eye-care, failing vision after age 45 can destroy the income of a family.

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@teleSURenglish—In developing countries with poor access to eye-care, failing vision after age 45 can destroy the income of a family.

Rwanda becomes first poor country to provide eye care for all. More than 3,000 specialist nurses have visited all 15,000 villages, in a project bringing hope to the 34% of Rwandans with sight problems Rwanda has become the first low-income country to provide universal eye care for its 12 million population. The government has partnered with the organisation Vision for a Nation (VFAN) to train more than 3,000 eye care nurses based in 502 local health centres, prescribing glasses and referring those with serious eye problems to national clinics. Nurses have...