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Improving eye care in Rwanda

Overview of attention for article published in Bulletin of the World Health Organization, April 2015
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Title
Improving eye care in Rwanda
Published in
Bulletin of the World Health Organization, April 2015
DOI 10.2471/blt.14.143149
Pubmed ID
Authors

Agnes Binagwaho, Kirstin Scott, Thomas Rosewall, Graeme Mackenzie, Gweneth Rehnborg, Sjoerd Hannema, Max Presente, Piet Noe, Wanjiku Mathenge, John Nkurikiye, Francois Habiyaremye, Theophile Dushime

Abstract

Visual impairment affects nearly 285 million people worldwide. Although there has been much progress in combating the burden of visual impairment through initiatives such as VISION 2020, barriers to progress, especially in African countries, remain high. The Rwandan Ministry of Health has formed partnerships with several nongovernmental organizations and has worked to integrate their efforts to prevent and treat visual impairment, including presbyopia. Rwanda, an eastern African country of approximately 11 million people. The Rwandan Ministry of Health developed a single national plan that allows key partners in vision care to coordinate more effectively in measuring eye disease, developing eye care infrastructure, building capacity, controlling disease, and delivering and evaluating services. Collaboration between stakeholders under a single national plan has ensured that resources and efforts are complementary, optimizing the ability to provide eye care. Improved access to primary eye care and insurance coverage has increased demand for services at secondary and tertiary levels. A comprehensive strategy that includes prevention as well as a supply chain for glasses and lenses is needed.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 82 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Thailand 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Unknown 80 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 21%
Researcher 12 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 9%
Student > Bachelor 7 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 6%
Other 14 17%
Unknown 20 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 16%
Social Sciences 8 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 22 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 June 2015.
All research outputs
#4,467,115
of 14,572,140 outputs
Outputs from Bulletin of the World Health Organization
#1,332
of 2,667 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#106,007
of 276,148 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Bulletin of the World Health Organization
#41
of 44 outputs
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