Tackling the Burden of Blindness in Ogun State, Nigeria: The Success of Private / Public Partnerships

Ophthalmology Research: An International Journal

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Title Tackling the Burden of Blindness in Ogun State, Nigeria: The Success of Private / Public Partnerships
 
Creator Bogunjoko, Tayo J.
Hassan, Adekunle O.
Lewis, Karinya
Akanbi, Toyin
Ashaye, Abimbola
Akinye, Ayo
Bogunjoko, Halima
 
Description Primary Health Centres in Nigeria and particularly Ogun state have suffered serious neglect over the years. A private / public partnership together with private health /education partnership have strengthened government health systems, developing a sustainable model for delivery of eye services to the most indigent. Over the last four years, in Ogun state, screening for cataract alone has increased in fourfold and the number of cataracts surgeries performed, threefold. However, ongoing subsidising of surgeries may be needed until local health insurance schemes or other ways of financing eye care become reliable. Tackling health beliefs about eye care remain one of the main barriers to uptake of services.
 
Publisher SCIENCEDOMAIN international
 
Date 2019-06-04
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journalor.com/index.php/OR/article/view/30103
10.9734/or/2019/v10i230103
 
Source Ophthalmology Research: An International Journal; 2019 - Volume 10 [Issue 2]; 1-8
2321-7227
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journalor.com/index.php/OR/article/view/30103/56480
http://journalor.com/index.php/OR/article/view/30103/56481
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 © 2019 Bogunjoko et al.; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 

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