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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Spectacle compliance among school children in Malawi, Nigeria and Pakistan

AUTHOR:

Brien Holden Vision Institute

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

The World Bank and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2017

PUBLICATION:

The WorldBank Group

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • This was a longitudinal, observational study, conducted in Malawi, Nigeria and Pakistan, designed to determine:

  • The prevalence of vision impairment and uncorrected refractive error among schoolchildren.

  • Spectacle compliance at three months among school going children with significant refractive error.

  • Identify barriers to spectacle compliance in school going children.

  • The prevalence of vision impairment due to refractive error was highest in Nigeria followed by Pakistan then Malawi.

  • Recommendations in policy, service delivery infrastructure including HMIS, human resources and advocacy are included in the report.