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The Flying Eye Hospital has completed all the sight-saving missions it can for 2012 and is now reporting for essential maintenance in preparation for 2013.
Zambia has one of the highest rates of childhood blindness in Africa and eye health care is particularly scarce for the more complex needs of children, even though 47% of the population is under the age of 14.
In Ethiopia, eye health is not one of the priority health issues. There are few services able to treat younger people, even though about 46% of those living in the country are less than 15 years of age.
Conducting a two-week skills exchange programme aimed at strengthening the field of paediatric ophthalmology.
Despite recent growth, Gansu is considered one of China’s most impoverished areas, the infrastructure and capacity of health facilities in the region is generally poor
Surgical complications now ranks fourth among causes of blindness in Vietnam, so ORBIS is helping to develop quality assurance systems and is providing further training to surgeons.
60% of the cases of blindness in children are preventable, but there is a shortage of eye care doctors according to the Ministry of Health
Up to one hundred children lose their sight every week and half of these cases are either treatable or preventable.
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