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Country Map & Estimates of Vision Loss

Gambia

In 2020 in Gambia, there were an estimated 220,000 people with vision loss. Of these, 9,800 people were blind.

Gambia

  • GBD Region
    Western Sub-Saharan Africa
  • GBD Super Region
    Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Population (2020)
    2.42 million
  • GDP per capita ($US, 2019)
    751
  • Human Development Index (HDI) (2019)
    0.47 (low)
  • Blindness (crude)
    0.40%
  • All vision loss (crude)
    9.40%
  • Proportion who are female
    55%
  • Gender ratio (age-std)
    1.15

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Crude prevalence of vision loss in Gambia, China, United States of America, 2020

(all ages, males & females)

Source: Data from VLEG/GBD 2020 model, accessed via the IAPB Vision Atlas
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National indicators for eye health services in Gambia

Indicator
Data
Rank
Year Last Reported
Data Source
Cataract surgical service delivery
Effective cataract surgical coverage (eCSC)
30.6%
14 of 20
2007
Ramke et al., 2017
Cataract surgeries performed (annual)
No data
Cataract surgical rate (CSR) (per million)
1,993
80 of 176
2011
Wang et al., 2016
Number of eye care personnel by cadre
No. of ophthalmologists
2
2014
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Ophthalmologists per million
1.0
175 of 191
2014
Ministry of Health or key respondent
No. of optometrists
4
2014
Other
Optometrists per million
2.0
96 of 136
2014
Other
No. of allied ophthalmic personnel
31
2014
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Allied ophthalmic personnel per million
15
52 of 102
2014
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Data and assessments
Eye health prevalence data survey completed (since 1987)
Prevalence, RAAB
2007
VLEG, RAAB Repository
Eye Care Service Assessment completed?
No data
National eye health resources and plans
National Eye Health Co-ordinator
Yes
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Committee
Yes
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Health Plan
Yes
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Health Plan Start Date
2014
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Health Plan End Date
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent