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Ending avoidable blindness – a positive return on investment

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Posted on November 1, 2012
Topic: Advocacy/Vision 2020
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Governments face difficult decisions regarding how best to allocate scarce health care resources. One factor in the decision making process relates to the economic benefit of various health care related interventions. This fact sheet outlines the economic benefits of correcting conditions that can cause blindness.

The specific conditions covered include cataract, refractive error, trachoma, and onchocerciasis.

The document was developed by Sight Savers, The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, and The Fred Hollows Foundation. 

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