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Spectacle compliance among school children in Malawi, Nigeria and Pakistan
Brien Holden Vision Institute
Sponsor/Institution: The World Bank and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)
Publication: The WorldBank Group

Published in 2017

Key Highlights:

  • This was a longitudinal, observational study, conducted in Malawi, Nigeria and Pakistan, designed to determine:
    • The prevalence of vision impairment and uncorrected refractive error among schoolchildren.
    • Spectacle compliance at three months among school going children with significant refractive error.
    • Identify barriers to spectacle compliance in school going children.
  • The prevalence of vision impairment due to refractive error was highest in Nigeria followed by Pakistan then Malawi.
  • Recommendations in policy, service delivery infrastructure including HMIS, human resources and advocacy are included in the report.

To download the study, click here: Spectacle compliance among school children in Malawi, Nigeria and Pakistan

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