Eye Care for All
Vision for a Nation is supporting an unprecedented nationwide outreach programme covering all 15,000 villages across Rwanda.
This extends the reach of the health centre based eye care service that has been established at each of Rwanda’s 502 health centres.
And it is enabling Rwandans to access eye care services close to their homes, schools and places of work.
The Guardian newspaper featured the story on World Sight Day in 2015.
- It is maximising awareness of the health centre based eye care service
- It is rapidly addressing the backlog of need (over 1 million Rwandans suffer from poor vision)
- It is promoting sustainability by cementing the skills of nurses and generating a critical mass of repeat demand