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Eye care service delivery in SEA Region

A paper authored by Dr Taraprasad Das, IAPB Regional Chair for SEA, Mr Yuddha Dhoj Sapkota, the regional coordinator and the ten IAPB country chairs of the region (along with other partners), reviews eye care service delivery in the South East Asia region and assesses progress towards Universal Eye Health.

It looks at each SEA country’s eye care service profile, health indices, blindness and low vision prevalence, national eye health policy, eye health expenses, insurance and out of pocket expenses, Integration of eye health into  the national health system, strength of eye health personnel, cataract surgery rate and involvement of non-governmental sector in eye health services in the region.