Document Type

Conference Paper


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Health care sciences and services, Public and environmental health

Publication Details

American Academy of Optometry Annual Conference 2011.


A situational analysis indicates a lack of eye health personnel who can and do refract. The logical course of action would be to train more eye health personnel. A conservative estimated annual burden of URE in lost productivity in Mozambique is $14,486,692. To achieve the V2020 target ratio, an extra 184 workers are needed in six provinces analysed.The analysis assumes the existing personnel are well trained and dedicate time to offering a refraction service. It also assumes that the patient receives the care they require. Other aspects of the situational analysis suggest this is currently not always the case. A more comprehensive analysis would look at the number of work hours each person dedicates to refraction and the outcome.



Irish Aid / Technological University Dublin