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Title: National Register for the Blind: a tool for health programme management
Authors: Khandekar, R.
Al Harby, S.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: We carried out a retrospective analytical study of 3525 bilaterally blind people registered in Oman to the end of 2000. We described the examination method, maintenance of the register and analysis of data. Lists of different categories of blind people were distributed to various organizations for management and rehabilitation purposes. The role of the national register in addressing blinding cataract, corneal blindness, eradication of congenital rubella syndrome and care of blind people in Oman was also examined. The register was useful in identifying candidates for rehabilitation and also for monitoring regional efforts to manage curable blindness. This multiple use of the register could make it an important tool for health programme management in Oman
Description: 170-177
Keywords: Registries
Cataract
Retrospective Studies
National Health Programs
Community Health Services
Subject: Blindness
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117068
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1201_2/12_1-2_2006_170_177.pdf
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