Gender Sensitive Blindness Prevention Intervention in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria II: A report of a free cataract surgical service for women

RE Duke, GE Patrick-Ferife, EN Ogbedo, F Omoraka
2011 Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology  
Gender issues in eye care are a global priority. Women have been recognized to face challenges in eye care. This includes a higher prevalence of disease conditions such as cataract to service delivery in which it is noted that they take up services especially for cataract surgery less than their male counterpart. This report seeks to document the experience and outcome of this organized gender-sensitive eye care project and in addition, make recommendations for future gender programmes. Women
more » ... the state were invited to participate in a free cataract surgical eye camp project. A talk on HIV was given at each centre and women willing to have free HIV testing were tested and counselled accordingly.
doi:10.4314/njo.v18i2.70759 fatcat:wqmzggutkzgqdl4r2binflgmri