Experiences in rural Kenya: Addressing lack of knowledge

Roberts, Helen
September 2012
Community Eye Health Journal;Sep2012, Vol. 25 Issue 78, p28
Academic Journal
In this article Helen Roberts presents a case study of rural Kenya, kwale district were ten thousand people who were blind, thirty thousand with low vision, and about the same number with significant eye disease in the district. They began their work in kwale district eighteen years ago after a feasibility study. When people requested a safe means of getting from the main road to the eye center, they purchased a tuk-tuk (three-wheeled taxi) to provide a free shuttle service.


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