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World Sight Day 2015

For World Sight Day 2015, RIIO visited Rwanda’s Diabetes Education Centre. Run by the Rwanda Diabetes Association, this centre provides training and education for youth living with Type 1 diabetes in Rwanda.

The Rwandan International Institute of Ophthalmology actively supports the theme for World Sight Day 2015: Universal Eye Health! 

Key Messages for World Sight Day 2015

  • 4 out of 5 blind people are needlessly impaired; let’s work together for the elimination of avoidable blindness
  • About 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide. Preventable causes are as high as 80% of the total global visual impairment burden
  • 90% of the world’s visually impaired people live in developing countries
  • Let’s integrate eye health at every level of the health system
  • We must address the human resources crisis in eye health by investing in training, innovation and research


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