Blindness and Non Communicable Diseases

The global emergence of non communicable diseases (NCDs) represents an opportunity for blindness prevention efforts. Some of the most serious blinding conditions fall within the scope of NCDs, and have a similar or greater impact than conditions which have so far achieved greater prominence in discussions around NCDs.

The impact of blinding NCDs should be highlighted in discussions with governments and other donors; while opportunities for integration of eye health within activities to address diabetes, nutritional deficiencies and other conditions should also be maximised.

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