The Ghana Blindness and Visual Impairment Study (GBVIS) was undertaken to estimate the causes, magnitude and distribution of avoidable blindness and visual impairment among different age groups, sexes and zones of residence in Ghana. The results of the study are nationally representative and provide quality data for effective planning, allocating resources and collaborating with other partners on eye health interventions.
The findings will further serve as a basis for designing future interventions, setting up monitoring indicators to track performance as well as consolidating the joint efforts of policy makers, partners and eye health professionals working towards the attainment of integrated, accessible, sustainable, equitable and quality eye health to all people living in Ghana. Such interventions, when successfully implemented, could be replicated and validated as an evidence-based model and could be considered for use in other parts of Africa and other developing countries.
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