Rapid assessment of avoidable blindness in Western Rwanda: blindness in a postconflict setting.

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Wanjiku Mathenge; John Nkurikiye; Hans Limburg; Hannah Kuper;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS Medicine,volume 4,issue 7 (issn: 1549-1277, eissn: 1549-1676)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040217, pmc: PMC1904464
  • Subject: Epidemiology | R | Research Article | Health Policy | Medicine in Developing Countries | Public Health and Epidemiology | Medical consequences of war/conflict | Ophthalmology | Medicine | Public Health

Editors' Summary Background. VISION 2020, a global initiative that aims to eliminate avoidable blindness, has estimated that 75% of blindness worldwide is treatable or preventable. The WHO estimates that in Africa, around 9% of adults aged over 50 are blind. Some data s... View more
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