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Ophthalmology, Health care financing, Public and environmental health, Economics
The economic burden of uncorrected refractive error (URE) is thought to be high in Mozambique, largely as a consequence of the lack of resources and systems to tackle this largely avoidable problem. The Mozambique Eyecare Project (MEP) has established the first optometry training and human resource deployment initiative to address the burden of URE in Lusophone Africa. The nature of the MEP programme provides the opportunity to determine, using Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA), whether investing in the establishment and delivery of a comprehensive system for optometry human resource development and public sector deployment is economically justifiable for Lusophone Africa.
Thompson, S., Loughman,J.,''The Development of a Public Optometry System in Mozambique: a Cost Benefit Analysis'', BMC Health Services Research 14:422 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-422