Preventing vision loss for children in Rural China

TES team
TES team • 26 August 2022
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Preventing vision loss for children in Rural China

With various capacity building activities, the project strengthened the local capacity of education and health care of those working in hospitals, schools and vision centres. The improved service capacity not only strengthened the profile of local hospitals and schools, but also brought in services that had not been previously available in the project sites. The enhanced access to quality eye health services for children living in less developed locations has demonstrated that they, just as other children living in wealthier regions, should enjoy equal rights to health. More importantly, the project has proven the model is feasible and achievable in remote China. By working with multiple groups such as children, teachers, doctors and parents, the project has established a strong foundation for future attempts to embark other initiatives targeting eye health issues for marginalised groups who were previously neglected.

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